According to data gathered at a federal level, Montgomery, Alabama, was ranked as the most sexually diseased city in the US.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued statistics in 2013 and the rankings have been released this week, according to rentapplication.com
Diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia have been thoroughly analyzed and measured per 100.000 people, whereas cities with an important quantity of population have been subdued to the research. Rural counties weren’t shown on this particular map. However, herpes data hasn’t been collected yet.
Tom Miller, chief medical officer for the Alabama Department of Public Health, implied that the results are sobering, considering the three above-mentioned diseases. He and his team believe that the numbers are approximately proper in range regarding the city of Montgomery.
The warning (or caution) of Miller is that Montgomery’s rankings wouldn’t be much different anyhow, compared to other cities in the US.
It has been reported that in Montgomery a total of 4.371 cases of STDs have been encountered.
Several cities in the top 10 ranking statistics are Norfolk Naval Base, in Norfolk, Virginia, Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, and, last but not least, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. They ranked as 5th, 9th, and 10th, respectively. The 3rd position is occupied by West Memphis, Arkansas, with 1.717 cases, with a population of 25.545.
Montgomery, having a population of 201.332, according to recent statistics issued by the US Census Bureau, was reputed to have a certain number of occurrences, per 100.000 individuals: Gonorrhea – 1.309; Syphilis – 23; Chlamydia – 3.039; and a total report of STDs summed up 4.371 cases.
Miller also said that there is a balance, a certain connection, between STDs coming from those remaining in a place only a brief time, transitory occurrences, and the ones from the Montgomery area.
The quantification of how much contribution is assigned to specific groups is hard to be measured, Miller said.
As a conclusion, Miller noted that a lot of people aren’t, however, going to make a list of their sex partners, they aren’t going to think of names. Educational material can be offered, nevertheless, and also medication for the diseased individual to take to their partners. That would certainly make a difference, Miller said.
It is worth mentioning that Montgomery ranked surprisingly higher than cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore (number 6) and New Orleans, the latter ranking as number 8.
A local resident of Montgomery, Kyeria Williams, said that the situation is truly saddening and that everyone should actually do something about it, and get tested and cleared.
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