REPORT: THE CDC NAMED WASHINGTON DC AS THE NUMBER ONE TERRITORY FOR SYPHILIS CASES IN THE COUNTRY!

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This is why everyone should practice safe sex! You just never know what you may catch or  who you may catch it from!

The Center for Disease control in Atlanta has just released a new report revealing startling statistics about sexually transmitted diseases in the Washington DC area.  According to a new report, DC is ranked #1 in syphilis cases in the entire country!

The Scoop:

The Centers for Disease Control, based in Atlanta, says in a new report that Washington DC ranks first among U.S. states and territories in syphilis infections. The state of Maryland is at number 3.

In The Athens Banner-Herald, Lynn Beckmann, the District 10 Infectious Diseases Program Coordinator for the Department of Public Health, said Georgia historically has hovered near the No. 4 ranking.

“A lot of people hear the word syphilis and think it’s something that’s gone away, but it’s very much out there,” she said. “It’s not (a disease that’s) been wiped out.”

The District of Columbia has, by quite a large margin, the highest syphilis rate in the country, according to the study.

The 10 most infected areas:

  • District of Columbia: 27.4 cases per 100,000 residents.
  • Louisiana: 9.9
  • Maryland: 7.8
  • Georgia: 7.0
  • Illinois: 6.9
  • Puerto Rico: 6.8
  • Florida: 6.7
  • California: 6.6
  • Mississippi: 6.4
  • Arkansas: 6.2

Two states reported no cases of syphilis — South Dakota and Wyoming. North Dakota listed only one case. – AJC

Wrap it up! I can’t stress that nearly enough people!

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