Central Queensland's STI Epidemic

Syphilis on the loose

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via Queensland Government

Doctors were urging Central Queenslanders to come forward and get tested for STIs following a surge in local cases.

The region’s public health unit recorded 437 cases of Chlamydia, 103 cases of Gonorrhoea and 10 cases of Syphilis since the beginning of the year.


Stop The Rise Of STIs, a Queensland Government initiative, was launched three years ago as a preventative measure to combat the outbreak of STIs in the community.

Their website has a comprehensive list of all the diseases and infections currently being shared within the state, as well as the measures that can be taken to assure the spread is stopped.

Doctors Urging Central Queenslanders To Get Tested For STIs

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24 June 2021

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