Texas School Dealing With Chlamydia Outbreak

Crane High School in Texas has had 20 students diagnosed with chlamydia.

A high school in Texas has sent a letter to parents informing them that several students have contracted chlamydia.

Crane High School in Texas is dealing with a 20-student outbreak of chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S, according to the New York Daily News. According to the school district’s handbook, it does not offer any form of sexual education, instead advocating for an abstinence-only approach.

According to the letter sent home, surrounding counties were also dealing with new cases of chlamydia. Crane County has had three reported cases of chlamydia, but health workers have up to a week to report data to the state.

Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics, but if untreated can cause permanent damage to reproductive organs in women. Most people with chlamydia have no symptoms.

Photo: texasscapes.com

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