There has been a dramatic rise in the number of syphilis cases in the Cincinnati area. This increase is having a negative effect on STD rates in the Dayton area.
Cincinnati Rise in Syphilis
Hamilton County is reporting a major increase in new syphilis cases from 2006 to 2010. In 2010 there were a staggering 420 cases of syphilis compared to 36 in 2006. Montgomery County is also seeing a rise.
70 cases have been reported by Dayton and Montgomery County for 2011. Hamilton County right now ranks 3rd in the nation for syphilis cases when you factor in population. Despite tremendous technical support from the state numbers are still very high compared to the nation.
Areas in between Dayton and Cincinnati are also finding cases that originated in the Cincinnati area.
Cincinnati can claim 40% of all syphilis cases in Ohio.
These numbers probably had an effect on why public health recently took over administration of a $7450,000 grant to run Hamilton County’s HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease Program.Leave a reply