Nevada Health Officials Declare Syphilis Outbreak In Las Vegas
Officials say Clark County has the highest rate of syphilis in the West, more than double the 2014 national average.By Jamal Andress | March 1, 2016
Las Vegas and the surrounding areas of Clark County are dealing with a syphilis outbreak affecting nearly 13 out of every 100,000 people in the area.
That's the highest rate of syphilis in the West and more than double the 2014 national average,
Since 2012, Las Vegas has seen a 128 percent increase in reported cases according to the Clark County health officials.