By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Officials with the Salt Lake County Health Department Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Bureaus investigated more than 15,000 disease reports in 2018.
What are the top 10 reportable infectious diseases in Salt Lake County? Starting with number ten and working our way to number one the list is as follows:
10. Syphilis: 131 primary, secondary and early latent cases were reported in 2018. This is actually a decrease compared to 2017 (144).
9. Invasive Group A Streptococcus: 138 iGAS cases were reported in 2018.
8. Pertussis (whooping cough): In 2018, 164 cases of the vaccine preventable disease were reported last year. A big decrease from 2017 when 253 cases were recorded.
7. Hepatitis B, chronic: 179 cases were recorded in 2018 in SLC.
6. Campylobacteriosis: 2016 cases of the enteric pathogen were seen in 2018.
5. Tuberculosis, latent infection: 436 cases in 2018.
4. Influenza, hospitalized: 830 cases.
3. Hepatitis C, chronic: 841 cases.
2. Gonorrhea: In 2018, 1,913 cases were reported. This is about 250 cases more than what was seen in 2017. Gonorrhea cases have climbed steadily over the past five years–2013 (673), 2014 (969), 2015 (1162), 2016 (1367) and 2017 (1672).
Drum roll please…
1. Chlamydia: The number one reportable infectious disease in 2018, as in all recent years is the sexually transmitted infection, chlamydia. 5,279 cases were reported in 2018.
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