STD cases skyrocket in California

STD cases skyrocket in California
Electron micrograph of the syphilis bacterium, Treponema pallidum. (Image: Wikipedia: By Photo credit:Content providers(s): CDC / Dr. David Cox - This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #1977. Note: Not all PHIL images are public domain; be sure to check copyright status and credit authors and content providers., Public Domain, Link)

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A record number of Californians were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2017, according to a new report released Monday by the California Department of Public Health.

More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported, which equates to a 45 percent increase compared to 2012, the CDPH reported.

Thirty stillbirths were reported in 2017 in California due to congenital syphilis — the highest number reported since 1995.

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