LUCAS COUNTY, OH (WTOL) - Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, is being diagnosed at an increasing rate in Lucas County.
So far in 2017, 716 cases have been reported. At the same time in 2016, only 539 cases were reported. 426 were reported in 2015.
The Lucas County Health Department recommends that everyone who is sexually active talk with their doctor about STDs.
People with gonorrhea may have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all – So it's very important to get tested if you may have been exposed.
- Burning or pain with urination
- Penile or vaginal discharge
- Pain or swelling in the testicles of men
- Rectal pain, bleeding or discharge
- Sore throat
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Center offers STD testing and treatment for walk-ins and appointments. Learn more here.