A rise in sexually transmitted infections in Berrien County has been happening for the last few years.
That’s according to the Berrien County Health Department.
They say in the last four years, the county has seen increases in cases, especially with chlamydia and gonorrhea.
In 2019, the county averaged 544 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 residents.
Now, the county sees around 622 per hundred thousand residents. For gonorrhea, the rate went from 193 cases per hundred thousand residents to 338.
WSJM says it is important to get tested and treated now before the infections become more resistant against antibiotics.