CDC warns of increased Drug Resistant Bacteria within America

 

September 17, 2013 (FOX NEWS) – At least 20,000 cases were reported by each of six infectious diseases: chlamydia (834,555 cases), gonorrhea (351,852), salmonellosis (44,264), Lyme disease (23,763), shigellosis (23,541), and giardiasis (21,206). For three of those six diseases, and eight of the 42 nationally notifiable diseases, the incidence rate for blacks was at least twice as high as the rate for whites in 1992. For gonorrhea, the incidence rate for blacks was 24 times greater, at 570.4 per 100,000 population, compared with 23.6 for whites. For malaria, the rates were 1.8 for blacks and 0.2 for whites; for chlamydia, 805.9 for blacks and 90.2 for whites; for syphilis, 9.4 for blacks and 1.1 for whites; for shigellosis, 16.8 for blacks and 4.0 for whites; for typhoid fever, 0.1 for blacks and 0.02 for whites; for hepatitis B, 3.9 for blacks and 1.5 for whites; and for Streptococcus pneumoniae (i.e., invasive, drug resistant), 1.5 for blacks and 0.7 for whites.

In other findings, the incidence rate for Lyme disease among whites (7.8 per 100,000 population) was approximately 11 times greater than that for blacks (0.7), and the incidence rate for giardiasis was approximately two times greater for whites (5.4) than for blacks (2.5). Among racial populations, the highest incidence rates of salmonellosis (17.4 per 100,000 population) and shigellosis (19.7) were among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

Reference: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5401a4.htm

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