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Georgia is Top 5 State for Chlamydia

2016 marked the highest number of chlamdyia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reports in the United States…ever. Among those top reports was host-state Georgia.

More than 2 million Americans reported the sexually transmitted diseases to their health care providers last year, according to the most recent CDC health report released in September.

For comparison, Georgia was ranked sixth for chlamydia rates (570.8 per 100,000 people) in 2015, seventh for gonorrhea rates (158.3 per 100,000) in 2015, and number two for primary and secondary syphilis rates (14 per 100,000) in 2015.

From the report:

Other findings:

Chlamydia│1.59 million cases; 4.7% rate increase since 2015

Gonorrhea│ 468,514 cases; 18.5% rate increase since 2015

Early Syphilis│27,814 cases; 17.6% rate increase since 2015

Congenital Syphilis│628 cases; 27.6% rate increase since 2015

For every 100,000 people, there are 614.6 diagnosed with chlamydia.

For every 100,000 people, there are 201.2 diagnosed with gonorrhea.

For every 100,000 people, there are 13.2 diagnosed with either type of syphilis.