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TORONTO -- Rates of sexually transmitted infections are continuing to rise across Canada, say public health experts, who point to a number of possible reasons for the uptick in cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.
"In general, all the sexually transmitted infections have been increasing in the last 20 years," said Dr.
On the other side of the country, Nova Scotia has also noticed a steady rise in gonorrhea and chlamydia cases since 2016, primarily in the Halifax area, said Dr.
Thousands of Canadians are logging on to dating sites to find love and the good news is: there are a lot of single people in Canada.While the three STIs can be successfully cured with antibiotics, untreated chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in females, affecting fertility.Untreated, syphilis can cause damage to the brain, nerves, eyes, cardiovascular system, bones and joints. And when it comes to gonorrhea, Wong of the BCCDC said doctors are keeping an eye out for a rare strain of the bacterium that's become resistant to one of the standard antibiotics long used to treat the disease, which turned up in a Quebec woman last year -- the first such case in North America.About 19,845 cases were recorded in 2015, a jump of more than 65 per cent from 2010.Males had higher rates than females, with the highest number of cases among those aged 15 to 29, PHAC says.