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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.
The U.S. has the highest rates of sexually transmitted disease cases in the industrialized world, say health trackers, with chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reaching 2.3 million cases in 2017.
For the past three years, rates of infection have gone up in Clark County. National data suggest the same.