The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region is seeing an increase in syphilis.
Typically, the health region sees an average of eight to 12 cases a year.
So far in 2016, the number of cases has reached 23, with numbers jumping in April, August and October.
It is mainly seen in gay men with multiple partners. The health region said the rise in part can be attributed to dating apps.
“It is playing a role in the sense that is used as a place for hook-ups and getting new partners and it is often anonymous,” explained Dr. Maurice Hennink, the deputy chief medical health officer.
The symptoms of syphilis include a rash and ulcers.
The health region is asking anyone with concerns about the infection to come forward and be tested.