Walla Walla Union Bulletin (12.05.2013)
An article in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reported that Umatilla County, Ore., public health officials noted a significant increase in gonorrhea cases in the county recently. According to Public Health Director Sarah Williams, the county has recorded 15 cases within the past eight weeks. She noted that the county recorded only four cases for all of 2012. Overall, she added, cases in the Northwest have risen throughout the past three months and that county officials are encouraging safe-sex practices and routine screenings for all individuals who are sexually active. Umatilla County Public Health staff offer screenings and treatment for minimal fees at their Pendleton and Hermiston offices. For more information, call (541) 278–5432.