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slides: The 25 Biggest Diseases To Strike Massachusetts

Monday, July 15, 2013

 

What infectious diseases hit Massachusetts the hardest, and in the biggest numbers? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just released its latest data for "notifiable diseases," defined as those infectious diseases "for which regular, frequent, and timely information regarding individual cases is considered necessary for the prevention and control fo the disease," according to the CDC. The latest data in the July, 2013, reports the number of cases in MA from 2011.

From tick-borne diseases like Lyme to sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea, from hepatitis to HIV, what hit the Bay State the hardest? See the Top 25 diseases to strike Massachusetts. Note: Data on hepatitis B virus, perinatal infection, and chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection (past or present) are not included because they are undergoing data quality review, according to the CDC.

 

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