CDC: STI Cases on the Rise in U.S., Los Angeles County
The number of reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis increased in the U.S. in 2014, with rates of chlamydia reaching record levels, according to a CDC report released Tuesday. The data show that of the more than 3,000 counties in the U.S., Los Angeles County had the most cases of all three diseases in 2014. According to the report, Los Angeles County had 548 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people, 153 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 people and 10 cases of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 people.
- "STD Cases Reaching All-Time Highs in U.S., California" (Karlamangla, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 11/19).