Show-Me Mpox Community Threat Amid Rising Missouri STD Rates

We remember that last year newsies and doctors were mandated to STOP saying monkey pox. 

Still . . . The name change doesn't make the disease any less scary. 

Meanwhile . . . STD threats continue to rise in Missouri . . . And so we offer a glimpse at the crisis and links to more info in order to help protect and better inform our blog community . . .

Cases rose during the COVID-19 pandemic as STD-related prevention and care activities were disrupted, and Missouri is seeing the same rate increases. The DHSS said it has especially seen an increase in syphilis and congenital syphilis (when a mother passes the infection on to her baby during pregnancy).

In 2015, Missouri had two cases of congenital syphilis. Six years later, that number has increased to 63.

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Department of Health Services: STD rates continue to rise nationally and in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the rate of sexually transmitted diseases continues to rise, after the CDC said they were at an all-time high. Over the past five years, the CDC said it has seen a 74 percent increase in syphilis cases.

Almost 90% of US mpox-related deaths were in Black men, CDC reports

Almost 90% of mpox-related deaths in the United States were among Black men, and nearly all had weakened immune systems, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.From May 2022 to March 2023, 30,235 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with mpox, previously known as monkeypox.

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