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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.
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.
Health officials have declared a syphilis outbreak in the Las Vegas area.
The Southern Nevada Health District said Wednesday that Clark County has had a 128 percent increase in reported syphilis cases since 2012.