The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2017 report, which shows that rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis increased for the fourth consecutive year, with gonorrhea and syphilis rates being the highest since the early 1990s. Further, new data show that congenital syphilis cases have more than doubled since 2013, reaching a total of 918 cases in 2017 alone.
In response to the report, NACCHO has published a press release that highlights the most concerning statistics and reinforces a collaborative approach to reversing these rising trends. Read the press release to learn more about NACCHO’s stance on the report, and be sure to read the full report and the below materials to learn more.
- View PowerPoint slides of the graphs from 2017 surveillance.
- Read the announcement from Dr. Gail Bolan, CDC’s STD Director, on the continued concerning increases in congenital syphilis.
- Read the press release on the increases in newborn syphilis cases, which are at a 20-year high.
- Use the State Ranking Tables (tables 2, 13, 26, 40) to understand what’s happening where you live.
- View Figures in the National Profile.
- View Figures in the Special Focus Profiles.
- Read NACCHO’s perspective on this latest data.