Half of the 10 most sexually-diseased states in the U.S. are in - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Half of the 10 most sexually-diseased states in the U.S. are in the South

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released their findings of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States - and shows that the South isn't protecting itself very well. (Source: backgroundcheck.org/screenshot) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released their findings of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States - and shows that the South isn't protecting itself very well. (Source: backgroundcheck.org/screenshot)
(WIS) -

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released their findings of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States - and it shows that the South isn't protecting itself very well. 

In data released on Sept. 26, the CDC says more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the U.S. in 2016 - the highest number ever in the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. 

STD rates rose in 2016, topping the previous all-time high set in 2015. 

“Increases in STDs are a clear warning of a growing threat,” said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. “STDs are a persistent enemy, growing in number, and outpacing our ability to respond.”

A majority of those new diagnoses - 1.6 million - were chlamydia cases. The CDC also called it an "epidemic accelerating in multiple populations," with impact occurring in women, infants, and gay and bisexual men. 

"While young women continue to bear the greatest burden of chlamydia (nearly half of all diagnosed infections), surges in syphilis and gonorrhea are increasingly affecting new populations," the study says. 

As for each state, backgroundcheck.org compiled the data to find the problems in each state. While 30 states either "maintained their previous position or only moved one place" in the rankings overall, several states, like Delaware, saw specific surges. In Delaware, which was No. 9, saw their rate of chlamydia infection increase by over 60 per 100,000. 

"With the popularity of hookup apps like Tinder and Grindr, finding casual sex partners has never been easier, but the increasing convenience of enjoying one-nighters has come with a cost: STD rates are surging in the U.S. like never before," their release says. 

The top 10 are: 

  1. Alaska
  2. Mississippi 
  3. Louisiana 
  4. Georgia 
  5. New Mexico
  6. North Carolina 
  7. South Carolina 
  8. Arkansas 
  9. Delaware
  10. Oklahoma

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved. 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

    Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:36:01 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:52:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Board of County Commissioners chairman Ed Eilert checks his cell phone following the Johnson County Board of Canvassers meeting, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Olathe, Kan. County election officials across Kansas on Monday beg...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Board of County Commissioners chairman Ed Eilert checks his cell phone following the Johnson County Board of Canvassers meeting, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Olathe, Kan. County election officials across Kansas on Monday beg...

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor.

    More >>

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor.

    More >>
  • 'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

    'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

    Sunday, August 12 2018 3:36 AM EDT2018-08-12 07:36:08 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:36:14 GMT
    (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP). The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. A...(Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP). The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. A...

    NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever before.

    More >>

    NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever before.

    More >>
  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:38:00 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:35:45 GMT
    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

    More >>

    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly