Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Gonorrhea Down, Syphilis Up, Chlamydia Up

Via RedOrbit:
Gonorrhea rates in the United States have fallen to their lowest level on record, but rates of two other sexually transmitted diseases, syphilis and chlamydia, are rising, federal health officials said Tuesday.

The rates, though of concern, are low compared with years ago. Still, an estimated 19 million new infections of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, occurred in 2004 at estimated health care costs of $19 billion, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of interest, the state with the greatest syphilis prevalance was Louisiana, which was in the top three for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Most of those cases are from New Orleans.

I suspect Louisana's numbers will be better next year, however the diaspora of its citizens may portend ill for other cities and states in the greater south.

"Houston, we have a problem."