Infectious/communicable disease rates


Updated 6/17/19

According to the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) July 2007 communicable disease summary, Chlamydia is the most frequently reported infectious disease in the US. It is also the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease in Washoe County and continues to rise; Gonorrhea rates recently started to rise.

2020 Healthy People Targets

  • Chlamydia proportion positive tests for persons 15-24 years ≤ 6.7%
  • Gonorrhea reduction target (females age 15–44) ≤ 257 cases
  • Gonorrhea reduction target (males age 15–44) ≤ 198 cases
  • Syphilis reduction target (females) ≤ 1.4 cases
  • Syphilis reduction target (males) ≤ 6.8 cases
  • Acute Hepatitis A ≤ 0.3 cases
  • Acute Hepatitis B (adults 19 or older) ≤ 1.5 cases
  • Tuberculosis ≤ 1 cases
  • AIDS cases among adults & adolescents ≤ 13 new cases
  • HIV deaths per 100,000 population ≤ 257

Notes:

  • Estimates calculated from yearly totals reported in WCDH, Epi-News, Yearly Totals (effective 2005, HIV stats collected as HIV, not yet AIDS and official population totals and official Washoe County population totals.
  • 2013 Syphillis cases consolidated for Washoe County residents only as of 12/31/13 and not comparable to prior years

  • Rate corrections made from 2008 forward, as reported in WCDH’s 2017 report

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