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How Prolific STDs Are Across the U.S.

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Ever wondered how... successful your city was at sharing STDs? Well, this map hows how prolific syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are across the country. Brace yourself.

The map here uses data taken from the CDC for 2013, which combines reports of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. The data’s then normalized to show the number of STD cases per 100,000 people. Deep red is high, light yellow low.


The worst offenders? Montgomery, AL has 1899 STDs per 100,000 people; St Louis, MO has 1867; and West Memphis, AR has 1717. You can explore the map below. How does your part of the country fair?


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