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Syphilis is on the rise again throughout Nevada, and it’s particularly widespread in Clark County.
How bad is it? The county’s infection rate is now the highest per capita in the U.S.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Southern Nevada consistently ranks high for STD rates, but health officials are stepping up public education campaigns as Clark County has the highest rates of syphilis in the nation.
Syphilis is on the rise – both in Las Vegas and nationwide.
Clark County has had a 128 percent rise in reported syphilis cases since 2012 and 89 percent of that occurred in 2015.
Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV & syphilis all increased by double-digit amounts from last year.