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Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health

What does this measure?

TThe number of people who are reported to be infected with early syphilis, per 10,000 residents in Monroe County, broken down by race/ethnicity.

Why is this important?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is preventable and can be treated and cured if caught early. However, it can cause harmful and costly complications if left untreated, including reproductive health problems, fetal and perinatal health problems, can spread to the brain and nervous system and could result in death.

How is our region performing?

In 2018, early syphilis rates were highest among Monroe County's black or African American residents, with 7 cases for every 10,000 residents. Rates were also higher among Hispanic residents in 2018 at 5.1. White residents in Monroe County have consistently had the lowest rate for early syphilis, at 1.3 in 2018, an increase of 98% from 2017.

Notes about the data

Not all sexually transmitted disease cases are reported. Variations in screening procedures and community awareness can have an impact on recorded trends. The numbers of cases are too low to be broken down by race and ethnicity for the city of Rochester. Early syphilis includes any of the first three stages of syphilis (primary, secondary or early latent of less than 1 year duration).

Early Syphilis Infections in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2018
Black or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
Monroe7.05.11.3

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health
Notes: Rates are cases per 10,000 residents for the respective racial/ethnic group.




Number of Early Syphilis Cases in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2018
Black or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
Monroe843473

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health




Early Syphilis Infections in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2000
Black or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
Monroe0.10.00.0

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health
Notes: Rates are cases per 10,000 residents for the respective racial/ethnic group.




Number of Early Syphilis Cases in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2000
Black or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
Monroe100

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health







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