Drugs, needles, feces, rats and STDs, oh my! STD cases hit 30-year high in California

From KTLA: Sexually transmitted diseases reached epidemic levels in California last year, with three STDs hitting their highest levels in the state in 30 years, according to a report released Tuesday.

For 2018, the California Department of Public Health saw an increased number of reported syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia cases. The number of cases also rose significantly from a decade ago.

Syphilis had the most dramatic spike over the 10-year period in terms of percentage; the 25,344 diagnoses represents a sharp rise of 265% from 2008, according to the report.

Chlamydia had the most cases last year with 232,181, up 56% over the past decade. And there were 79,397 cases of gonorrhea, 211% more than 10 years ago.

But what was particularly concerning for health officials was the number of congenital syphilis diagnoses which rose 14% from the previous year and increased for a sixth consecutive year. Since 2012, the number of infants diagnosed with the potentially lethal disease skyrocketed 900%.

There were 19 stillbirths or 3 neonatal deaths associated with congenital syphilis last year, according to the report. Thirty-one infants also had other symptoms or complications.

STD rates are rising all over California, in both men and women, the report found. But there are some disparities, with the highest number of cases reported among people between the ages of 15-24, African-Americans, and those who are gay, bisexual, or men who have sex with other men, according to the department.

“Underlying drivers of the increases of STDs relate to a complex web of social factors,” the report read. “Some people diagnosed with STD have experienced substance use, incarceration, the exchange of sex for money/housing/other resources, poverty, homelessness and disparities in access to care.”

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Michael Garrison

When will our government get a deadly std for screwing us??

Lana
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Lana

Good one!

William
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William

Unfortunately we are more likely to pick up an STD from the government

Alma
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Go west, and stay there! build a wall so they can’t get out and infect the rest of the country, except the swamp, it needs deep cleaning.

William
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William

The complex web of social factors referred to is not all that complex. This is to be expected of an entire generation who have no values whatsoever because they have forgotten God. And they have to throw in that “disparities in access to care” BS. That’s what really causes STD epidemics, it’s those darn disparities

Steven Broiles
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It’s not just California. I had a doctor in the car. She is absolutely convinced both Clintons have tertiary syphilis. Apparently, once the clap gets to a certain stage, it cannot be cured.

In any event, we are at the mercy of evil and insane people!