Gonorrhea cases are up 69 % from 2008 to 2009 according to data reported to the CDC. Some attribute it to increased reporting.
Chlamydia often accompanies gonorrhea and frequently the choice is made to treat both ‘bugs’ if one is diagnosed.
More information comes from comments appended to the McClatchy artircle linked at the top.
“Redpoll”, reported at 13:50 11/26, from his Alaskan village about the population most affected by the STD outbreak: