MT. STERLING, Ky. (WKYT) – The Montgomery County Department of Health reports an increase in the number of cases of syphilis.
Although syphilis is commonly known as sexually transmitted disease, the Ministry of Health reports that the increase in cases is related to injecting drug use.
"This disease does not discriminate against anyone or any group," said Kelly Allen, Chief Nurse, "We want the public to know the symptoms of possible treatment and take action to protect themselves."
Symptoms begin with wounds at the site of infection followed by a rash. The disease is curable, but if left untreated, it can lead to significant health problems.
You can get tested at the Montgomery County Department of Health.