CDC list of top 15 cities for herpes cases is a hoax

Top 15 cities for herpes infection is a hoax

CDC says the top 15 list is a hoax


ExaminerAccording to a January 17, 2012 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list of the top 15 most herpes-infected cities in the United States is a hoax. The list has been widely published online and ranks Atlanta as the worst city for sex …. The list even goes so far as to attribute this quote to the Centers for Disease Control: “According to the CDC, the top 5 cities have as high as a 40% infection rate for sexually active young people.”

The original story has been circling the internet and went viral (No pun intended) on the blog sites.   It is claiming that the top 5 cities (Newark, Milwaukee, Chicago, Washington DC and Atlanta) have up to a 40% rate of herpes among sexually active people.  According to a spospokesman from the CDC, they don’t even collect data on herpes.  The national survey that this hoax refers to doesn’t break it down by state.

So, until more data comes out, it would be safe to assume that 1 out of 4 people has herpes…regardless of the area.  Besides, Atlanta is a great city!

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