The 15 Cities With the Most Herpes Rates in US
General Information About Herpes
Numerous scientific studies have shown that HSV infected up to 90% of the population of the globe. Besides, according to the official statistics, diseases caused by herpes viruses occupy the second place in the structure of mortality from viral diseases and which is 15.8%. The most common types of HSV are 1 and 2 type herpes simplex virus (HSV). It is known that HSV-1 happens earlier and more often than HSV-2. Antibodies to HSV-1 type, is found in almost 90% of the population aged 40 years. Antibodies to HSV-2 are usually discovered only in people who have reached puberty. In addition, the presence and tighter of antibodies to HSV-type 2 is correlated with sexual activity in the past. Antibodies thereto are isolated in 60% of adults who belong to the lowest microeconomics class and in 20-40% of adult middle and upper classes. Among all the infected with HSV-2 only 30% of people have clinical manifestations of infection of the genital organs, accompanied by rash.
Previously it was thought that the lesions of the skin and mucous membranes on the face can be often detected antibodies to HSV-1 while genital lesions - HSV-2. Today, it is established that genital herpes caused by HSV-1 began to appear more frequently, although the role of HSV-2 still predominates in the incidence of genital herpes. The proportion of genital herpes due to HSV-1 is higher among the female population. Moreover, HSV-1 is often detected in women, aching genital herpes in the age group of 16-20 years.
15 Cities with the Highest Level of Herpes
Here is a list of 15 cities in the US where the level is quite high. They are Richmond, Baltimore, New Orleans, St. Louis, Newark, Milwaukee, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Norfolk, and Birmingham.
According to statistics, more than one-third of the citizens of Atlanta suffer from genital herpes. Moreover, Atlanta has a higher rate that the national average herpes infection rate. The researchers tested that one in four citizens has this disease.
This city is one of the most popular among the tourists. However, it is famous not only for remarkable places but also for the diseases which are spread around. One of such diseases is genital herpes. Richmond is ranked as the seventh city with sexual diseases.
The current population is 621,445. In 2015, this city was ranked as the 24th worst state for inflectional diseases. Now, this city is on the 18th place. That is to say that the rate of herpes is quite high.
This city is in the second place of the most infected diseases. All the diseases are connected with sexual life. That is to say that transmission of it may be quite frequent and may increase dramatically.
St. Louis is considered to be the capital of sexually transmitted diseases. It drops to the second place, according to the annual statistics. The diseases are transmitted sexually as well as with antibiotics. Currently, the city is trying to solve the problem and decreases the level of illness.
This city is among the most dangerous cities in the USA where the rate of genital herpes and other infectious disease is very high. According to statistics, the rate for 1000 people is 15, 2.
According to statistics, there is a high percentage of citizens in Milwaukee who suffer from herpes, especially genital ones. This disease can also be observed in teens aged 15-19.
The Chicago rate for infectious disease was about 308 per 100,000 people. However, during the last years, the number of people with herpes has dramatically increased. The reason for it may be unprotected sexual connections.
The official reports say that for the last 15 years the level of herpes infections has dramatically decreased. People have become more aware of their health and control any connections to prevent the infectious disease.
Although this city is on the list of those with high rate of the infectious disease, the situation is currently improving. There are a lot of treatment programs which enables to prevent the transmission of the infectious disease.
The rate in Memphis remains still high. It is estimated that women have a higher rate of herpes than men, especially African-American women (48%).
The rates in Nashville are climbing fast. In accordance with statistics, herpes has increased by 19 percent between 2014 and 2015. Currently, the situation remains the same.
The level in Oklahoma City remains quite high. It can rich up to 40% among sexually active people. It means that the disease will continue to grow causing a lot of negative consequences.
The data shows that Birmingham has the highest rate of infectious disease. In 2015 every ninth person can have herpes. The most widely spread form among Birmingham citizens is genital herpes.