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STDs reach all-time high in Minnesota

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DULUTH, Minn. - Sexually transmitted diseases have reached historically high levels in Minnesota, a state epidemiologist said Thursday.

In an annual report, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 21,465 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2012, up from 19,547 in 2011 and 18,009 in 2010. The total number from 2012 is the highest yet reported, the Health Department’s Kristin Ehresmann said.

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