Doctors warn sexually-transmitted disease cases are increasing at an alarming rate!

Gonorrhea in particular is spreading quickly. To provide some context, only about three dozen people in our area have it -- which is not that many, but who knows who they may have had sex with and who those people have had sex with!

The truth is, the disease is spreading in the Mid-Columbia faster than it should for a population our size, hence the warning.

The worst, according to doctors, is Umatilla and Morrow counties in Oregon. Again, the populations are small, so the total number of infected is not high, but it is the rate of spreading that is scary.

See a doctor regularly and be safe everyone!

Ron Chapple Stock