April 2018

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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April 27, 2018
April 20, 2018
April 13, 2018
  • More than 2 million cases pdf icon[PDF-373KB] of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the US in 2016, according to CDC’s AtlasPlus tool—the highest number ever.
  • AtlasPlus has the most current data reported to CDC about these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and lets users filter data by year, geography, and various demographics to customize maps, charts, and tables.
  • AtlasPlus can show which populations and communities are most affected by STDs and other diseases, allowing health departments to recognize and analyze trends, as well as tailor prevention programs and interventions.
April 6, 2018
  • New nationwide laboratory testing in 2017 uncovered more than 220 instances of germs with “unusual” antibiotic resistance genes, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • Increased detection and early, aggressive response at the first sign of unusual resistance could prevent an estimated 1,600 cases of carbapenam-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in one state over three years.
  • Health departments can work with healthcare facilities and laboratories to implement an aggressive containment strategy and be ready to respond rapidly when unusual resistance strikes.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: April 27, 2018