CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateTEXAS: STD Numbers on the Rise in Midland and Odessa
By Lauren Lammon
June 3, 2013
CBS7 (West Texas) (05.28.2013)
Health officials for Midland and Ector counties in the state of Texas are concerned with the increased numbers of both chlamydia and syphilis cases for their counties this year. According to Ector County Epidemiologist Amanda Robison-Chadwell, the county is projecting as many as 500 cases of chlamydia by year’s end if the current trend continues. Officials believe the increase in case numbers is related directly to the surge in population growth in West Texas, as more individuals move to the area from across the country.