FAST FIVE: American STD Cases Rise To Record High
American STD Cases Rise To Record High Health officals are voicing serious concern after it emerged that the US is experiencing a significant spike in sexually transmitted diseases.
The data was part of the Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report which was published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
Chlamydia went up 19 percent, gonorrhea rose 63 percent, primary and secondary syphilis grew 71 percent while congenital syphilis soared 185 percent.
Cases are highest among adolescents and young adults with over half occurring among young people aged between 15 and 24.
The CDC called for urgent action to curb the problem, with the report stating that “it is imperative that federal, state and local programs employ strategies that maximize long-term population impact by reducing STD incidence and promoting sexual, reproductive, maternal, and infant health”.