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.
For more information on symptoms of chancroid, how it is spread, how it is treated, how it is prevented and how many cases have occurred in Minnesota, see below:
- STD Facts:
MDH overview of chancroid: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment. (Download PDF versions below, formatted for print).
- 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.
- STD Surveillance
Bacterial STD cases occurring in Minnesota including Chancroid by year and other demographic breakdowns by the MDH.
- National STD Awareness
Tip sheets on how to plan activities for National STD Awareness Month developed by the MDH.
- 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.
- American Sexual Health Association: STD/STI Overview
American Sexual Health Association overview of STDs: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment. Attention: Non-MDH link
CDC's overview of chancroid. Attention: Non-MDH link
- STD Treatment
CDC's latest treatment guidelines for STDs. Attention: Non-MDH link
- 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). Attention: Non-MDH link
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