Reported STDs reach all-time high for 6th consecutive year
April 13, 2021 – More than 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea & syphilis reported in 2019
New CDC data show that reported annual cases of STDs in the United States continued to climb in 2019, reaching an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year.
The graphic states that congenital syphilis is a disease that can cause miscarriages, premature births, stillbirths, or even death of newborn babies.
The graphic shows that cases of congenital syphilis have nearly quadrupled between 2015 and 2019. There were 492 cases of congenital syphilis in 2015, 639 cases in 2016, 935 cases in 2017, 1,306 cases in 2018, and 1,870 cases in 2019.
The graphic states a mother is likely to pass syphilis on to her baby if she is not treated.