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Number of sexually transmitted disease cases continue to climb in San Diego County


Last updated 1/23/2014 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continued to increase in 2012, and San Diego is outpacing the nation overall, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals.

Key national findings in the CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012 report include:

• The number of chlamydia cases – more than 1.4 million – is the highest of any disease ever reported to CDC though rates are relatively stable (0.7 percent increase overall with 3.2 percent increase in men)

• Gonorrhea rates increased 4.1 percent in 2012 compare...

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