What are the top 5 infectious diseases in Salt Lake County?

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SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- Two of the five most prevalent infectious diseases in Salt Lake County of 2016 are sexually transmitted. 

That’s according to the Salt Lake County Health Department “Infectious Diseases Morbidity Report”. Not every instance is reported to the health department, so it’s very likely the number of cases reported for each infectious disease is higher.

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to be our most frequently reported diseases in the county,” said Dr. Dagmar Vitek, SLCoHD medical director. “Besides chlamydia and gonorrhea at the top of list, syphilis and new HIV infections also make the top 20. This is a big reminder that everyone who is sexually active should be tested for STDs.”

The top 5 reported diseases are:

Hepatitis C (both acute and chronic)
Influenza (hospitalized cases)
Tuberculosis (latent)

See the full report here.

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