Report By The CDC Shows A Record High In Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis Cases In The US

From 1941, cases of STDs have been on the decline in the United States. However, recent reports from the CDC show that rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis infections is at its highest.

“Combined they total 2.4 million infections that were diagnosed and reported just last year alone,” Elizabeth Torrone, a CDC epidemiologist who helped with the report, told CNN.

“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,” Gail Bolan, the director of the CDC”s division of STD prevention, wrote in the report.

“Many young women continue to have undiagnosed chlamydia infections, putting them at risk of infertility,” Ms Bolan said.

Following this report, the CDC is encouraging states, federal and local agencies to formulate strategies that can be used in reducing the cases of sexually transmitted diseases. These strategies should be extended tp infant and maternal health in relation to STDs.

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