CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateSOUTH DAKOTA: Syphilis Cases Peak in South Dakota
January 22, 2014
Indian Country Today Media Network (01.21.2014)
Aids Weekly Plus
Indian Country Today Media Network reported that South Dakota’s 48 reported cases of syphilis in 2013 were the highest number of cases in the state in 44 years. The most populous area of Sioux Falls recorded the highest number at 23, involving primarily men. Corson County, where Standing Rock Reservation is located, reported 14 cases, which affected both men and women. CDC estimates approximately 55,400 individuals are infected with syphilis annually in the United States. The disease can cause long-term complications or death if not appropriately treated.