Kansas City’s genitals not horribly diseased; STD rates not good, not bad

According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control, it burns when a lot of Kansas Citians pee. But compared to other large cities — cough, St. Louis, cough — we’re not too bad.

The CDC’s report on 2009 STD rates nationwide says that Kansas City’s rates for chlamydia have increased for a third straight year reaching 494.1 per 100,000 residents, compared to a five-year low of 397.7 in 2006. In Jackson County, though, 821.8 per 100,000 have the silent STD, with 5,493 new cases reported, coming in at a not-too-shabby 39th ranking nationwide.

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