“Last month, Alberta declared a provincewide outbreak of syphilis, with rates of the STI reaching a level not seen since 1948.

The federal government also recently announced more than $32 million in funding for research into STIs and blood-borne infections, writing that ‘rates of sexually transmitted infections in Canada have increased over the last decade — chlamydia increased by 49%, gonorrhea by 81%, and syphilis by an alarming 178%.’

These increasing rates of STIs across Canada are part of a global trend, says Dr. Rita Shahin, associate medical officer of health with Toronto Public Health.”

More on ‘Alarming’ increase in sexually transmitted infections found across Canada via CBC News.

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