Sexually transmitted diseases hit record high nationally; Philly is even worse

Posted by countypa on 10 December 2019. Posted in MyBlog

by Tom Avril,Updated: October 8, 2019- 3:57 PM

 

Sexually transmitted diseases hit record high nationally; Philly is even worse

The combined total of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia cases reached a record high in the United States for 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

The number of syphilis cases exceeded 115,000, and the number of primary and secondary syphilis cases — the most infectious stages of the disease — reached 35,000, the highest number reported since 1991. That amounts to a national rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 people.

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