Gonorrhea rates skyrocket in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties
Gonorrhea rates in TCHD’s jurisdiction of Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties have increased 205%, 206%, and 188% respectively from 2013 to (preliminary) 2017. Gonorrhea infection is more commonly seen in men, white or Hispanic people, and in people 15-24 years of age. Statewide, gonorrhea rates have increased nearly 200% over the same time period.To get tested for gonorrhea or other STIs, talk to your health care provider or visit Outside of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, go here for testing locations.
Did you visit Water World June 11 - 13?
If you visited Water World on June 11, 12 or 13 and experienced illness like fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach issues after your visit, please call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-2700. Symptoms might appear up to 45 days after swallowing or drinking contaminated water. If you do not have symptoms and just have questions about the situation, you can call CO-HELP at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687.
The state health department and Tri-County Health Department are following up on this event to find out what, if any, illnesses may be linked to the June 11 - 13 issue at Water World.