A First in Three Decades: Decline in Chlamydia Cases in 2013

December 17, 2014 12:08 PM

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A First in Three Decades: Decline in Chlamydia Cases in 2013

On Tuesday, the US Centers for Disease Control Prevention released an annual report on the nation's most common sexually transmitted diseases. There is good news that for the first time in three decades, a decline has been seen in America's most common sexually transmitted disease.

In 2013, cases of chlamydia declined by 1.5%. But along with this, 1.4 million new cases were reported and the number was more than any other sexually transmitted disease. Rates of most contagious forms of syphilis also increased about 10%.

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