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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:48 AM

Three STDs reach all-time highs in the US, new CDC report says

Source: CNN

Three STDs reach all-time highs in the US, new CDC report says

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN
Updated 2118 GMT (0518 HKT) October 8, 2019

(CNN) Health officials are raising alarm about a rise in STDs across the United States.

For the fifth consecutive year, combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen in the United States, according to a Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published on Tuesday.

"Combined they total 2.4 million infections that were diagnosed and reported just in last year alone," said Elizabeth Torrone, a CDC epidemiologist who worked on the new report, adding that the combined number marks "the most cases" ever recorded since monitoring began in the United States.

A rise in the prevalence and incidence of STDs can come with serious public health consequences and concerns, including infertility, drug-resistant gonorrhea and congenital syphilis, which can cause infant death.
"Yet not that long ago, gonorrhea rates were at historic lows, syphilis was close to elimination, and we were able to point to advances in STD prevention," Dr. Gail Bolan, director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention, wrote in the new report's foreword.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/08/health/std-cases-rising-us-study/index.html

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New CDC Report: STDs Continue to Rise in the U.S. (National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention)

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