STDs hit record high: More Americans than ever are catching chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, CDC warns



Infections from three sexually spread diseases have hit another record high.
Chlamydia was the most common. More than 1.5 million cases were reported in the U.S. last year, up 6 per cent from the year before.
Nearly 400,000 gonorrhea cases were reported, up 13 per cent. 
And there were about 24,000 cases of the most contagious forms of syphilis, up 19 per cent.
The three infections are treatable with antibiotics.
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say part of the growth may be due to better testing and diagnosis, but much of it is a real increase. 
They're not sure... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Health, Views: 37
Source: Daily Mail
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