Syphilis Syphilis Cases Spike In Lane County By Tiffany Eckert • Oct 11, 2019 Lane County Health and Human Services Lane County public health officials are seeing a dramatic rise in syphilis cases this year. They say the highly communicable disease is spreading because people just aren’t getting tested. Syphilis Cases Explode Across Lane County By Brian Bull • Oct 27, 2016 Flickr.com's NIH Image gallery. Since 2010, the case rate of syphilis has increased in Lane County by nearly 1000%, according to health officials. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. Health Officials Concerned About More Cases of Syphilis In Oregon By Tiffany Eckert • Nov 17, 2015 Wikipedia Syphilis has increased by 1,500 % in Oregon since 2007. Public health officials announced the disturbing trend after Lincoln County reported its 12th case this year.