According to Keyser's health news, Missouri's Health Data, the state is dealing with a syphilis outbreak.
At Choices Medical Services in Joplin, caseload has increased from five cases to 32 in the first quarter of 2019 alone, compared to the same period last year.
Chief Senior Aubrie Dial grew up with values that admit that most of her peers are missing.
"Society is now moving to where sex is something that has been done casually," says Dial, a student at Southern State University in Missouri.
Like RA, Dial says she first saw how easy it is to make random plug-ins.
"I know I've had many meetings with residents saying," Hey, this guy sent me a message about this app. What to do? "and my answer is always delete the application." No. Delete the application. "
Technology may be one of the factors contributing to the outbreak of syphilis in Missouri, leading patients of all ages to sexual health clinics such as Choices in Joplin.
"Because it is such a rise in the disease that people think is being wiped out in the United States, many people are caught unprepared and do not test so quickly, or look at the symptoms as effectively as they might a few years ago," said Carolyn Shrg, Chief Clinic Clinic Clinic Chief.
A new report shows that syphilis is increasing across the country, more than four times since 2012, from 425 cases to 1896 cases in 2018.
"For us here, only in our clinic, we have an increase of 1,067% in the last two years only," said Sharge.
While STD is treatable, left undiscovered, it can cause blindness, death, and birth defects. With so many cases it is difficult to keep the antibiotic.
"It was really hard to keep the amount of penicillin we need from this particular type of penicillin to heal the number of cases that have come.
Dial promotes abstinence and education, but realistically promotes safe sex for all.
"I mean, I can not prevent anyone from doing what they do, but if you do, use protection.
Schrage encourages sexually active invidiuals to plan STI and STD testing. All services offered by Choices are kept secret.
In Missouri, CDC's annual STD prevention funding has been reduced by more than $ 354,000 from 2012 to 2018, down 17%, although the number of cases is rising.