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CASES MORE THAN DOUBLED SINCE 2013 OF MOTHERS PASSING THEIR SYPHILIS ON TO THEIR NEWS BABIES — CDC

Sep 25, 2018 by

Rates of three STDs in US reach record high, CDC says

“Cases More Than Doubled Since 2013 of Mothers Passing Their Syphilis on to Their New Babies”

By Donna Garner

9.25.18

(COMMENT FROM DONNA GARNER: “America, we have a huge problem.”  We actually have an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases – STD’s; and one of these, Congenital Syphilis, has doubled in the U. S. since 2013. This disease in babies can cause miscarriage, newborn deaths, and life-long health problems such as severe brain damage. Teaching young people to practice abstinence-until-marriage and then remaining in a committed, monogamous relationship is the only way to stop the spread of STD’s.)  

9.25.18 — >From CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

“Cases of Congenital Syphilis – More Than Doubled in U. S. Since 2013”

REPORTED CASES OF CONGENITAL SYPHILIS (MOTHERS PASSING SYPHILIS ON TO THEIR NEW BABIES):

2013:  362

2014:  462

2015:  492

2016:  639

2017:  918

Cases of congenital syphilis more than doubled in the U.S. since 2013, outpacing overall increases in STDs nationwide. Congenital syphilis occurs when syphilis is passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or delivery and can result in miscarriage, newborn death, and severe lifelong health problems.

  • In 2017 there were 918 reported cases of congenital syphilis, up from 362 in 2013
  • 70% of cases in 2017 were concentrated in just five states (Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, California)

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FULL 2017 REPORT ON STD’S: https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats17/default.htm

PERCENTAGE OF INCREASES SINCE 2013:

Congenital Syphilis – 154%

Chlamydia – 22%

Gonorrhea – 67%

Primary & Secondary Syphilis – 76%

HPV — HPV infection is not a nationally notifiable condition. However, based upon what the CDC does know, the prevalence of genital infection with any HPV type was 42.5% among United States adults aged 18–59 years during 2013.

HPV types 16 and 18 account for approximately 66% of cervical cancers in the United States, and approximately 25% of low-grade and 50% of high-grade cervical intraepithelial lesions, or dysplasia. HPV types 6 and 11 are responsible for approximately 90% of genital warts.

Herpes Simplex Virus — Genital HSV infection is not a nationally notifiable condition. Most persons with genital HSV infection have not received a diagnosis.

FACT SHEET ON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES: https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/factsheets/STD-Trends-508.pdf

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