Chancroid is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Haemophilus ducreyi. Chancroid causes ulcers, usually of the genitals. Chancroid can be cured with antibiotics.
- STD Facts:
MDH overview of chancroid: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment.
- Programs to Prevent and Reduce the Risks of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases: Minnesota Statute § 121A.23 for STD/HIV Education in Schools
Statute requiring HIV and STD education to be provided in the classroom within Minnesota's school districts.
Chancroid Statistics and Reports
- STD Surveillance
Bacterial STD cases occurring in Minnesota including Chancroid by year and other demographic breakdowns by the MDH.
Getting Tested for Chancroid
- Getting Tested for STDs
Resources for finding STD testing clinics in your area.
Chancroid in the News
- National STD Awareness
Tip sheets on how to plan activities for National STD Awareness Month developed by the MDH.
Reporting a Case of Chancroid
- STD Case Reporting
MDH summary of procedures to report selected STDs, including chancroid.
Asked Questions About STD Reporting
MDH fact sheet on STD reporting
- Communicable Disease
Reporting Rules, Chapter 4605
Statute summarizing the communicable diseases that are required to be reported in Minnesota.
- CDC: Chancroid
CDC's overview of chancroid.
- CDC: STD Treatment
CDC's latest treatment guidelines for STDs.
- Minnesota Family Planning
and STD Hotline
Toll-free hotline for confidential information about the prevention, testing locations and treatment of STDs in Minnesota. (1-800-78-FACTS)