Rates of syphilis and gonorrhoea are through the roof

Rates of syphilis and gonorrhoea are through the roof

The CDC noted that in 2016, a total of 27,814 cases of syphilis were reported in the USA, which was 17.6 percent more than the previous year and 74 percent up from numbers recorded in 2012.

There was a 22 percent rise in cases of gonorrhoea in 2017 compared to 2016 (from 36,577 in 2016 to 44,676 in 2017) and a strain of super gonorrhoea which can not be treated by antibiotics has made its way into the stats.

A staggering 78 percent of diagnoses of the infection affected queer men.

New data shows a 20% increase in cases of syphilis and a 22% increase in gonorrhoea, compared with 2016.

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that can be life threatening and damage your brain, heart and nervous system and gonorrhoea can make you infertile.

New reports have stated that in England, syphilis and gonorrhea diagnoses have risen drastically within the past year.

This comes after a syphilis sufferer, who has been made anonymous and given the name Gavin, urged anyone who has had unprotected sex to get themselves tested after he experienced no symptoms and only discovered the STI during a routine at-home test.

There are two similar cases of this rare infection reported in Australia.

Total SHS attendances across England increased 3% between 2016 and 2017, from 3.2 million to 3.3 million. Councillor Izzi Seccombe, chairwoman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board said in a statement that this major rise in attendances to the SHS has put a strain on the resources.

"There is no time for complacency", she said. Health inequalities will remain and councils may be unable to respond effectively to unforeseen outbreaks'.

She added: "Government must reverse cuts to councils' public health grants because we can not tackle this by stretching services even thinner".

Health experts have expressed concern over a decline in chlamydia testing in sexual health clinics.

This marks a 20 percent increase from the previous year and a 148 percent jump in the past decade, and these rising numbers are not limited to the United Kingdom.

It recommended that local authorities need to enable young women to be tested for chlamydia when they access contraceptive services, and stressed the importance of "statutory, high-quality" relationship and sex education in secondary schools.

Public Health England said this was concerning because the infection was increasingly...

Hughes also stated that STI's can cause a serious health problem for those who are infected as it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and danger to unborn babies.

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