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STD infections increase

YAKIMA, Wash -- Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Yakima County.

After several years of declining or stabilizing rates, Chlamyidia and Gonorrhea are increasing.

Reported cases of Chlamyidia are 10% higher this year than in 2005. Most infections, and the highest rates occur among adolescents and adults 15-24 years.

Gonorrhea is also more prevalent. There have been 156 reported cases to-date for 2006. A jump of about 20%.