An outbreak of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, has been reported at a small West Texas high school.
KOSA-TV of Odessa and Midland reports the Crane Independent School District sent a letter last week to parents of Crane High School students informing them that 20 cases of chlamydia had been confirmed at the school. Crane High School has an enrollment of about 300 students.
State health officials had notified the district of a significant number of chlamydia cases reported in Crane County and adjacent Upton County. District officials plan meet with the school's advisory committee of teachers, parents and school officials to discuss the situation Monday.
Chlamydia is curable, but if left untreated can cause permanent damage to women's reproductive systems.