Research specialist Nicole Quinn of Johns Hopkins Medicine tests samples for sexually transmitted diseases in 2011. STDs rates nationally hit record highs in 2016 for the second year in a row, and California reported the nation’s second highest rate of congenital syphilis. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun/TNS)
Research specialist Nicole Quinn of Johns Hopkins Medicine tests samples for sexually transmitted diseases in 2011. STDs rates nationally hit record highs in 2016 for the second year in a row, and California reported the nation’s second highest rate of congenital syphilis. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun/TNS) Kim Hairston TNS
Research specialist Nicole Quinn of Johns Hopkins Medicine tests samples for sexually transmitted diseases in 2011. STDs rates nationally hit record highs in 2016 for the second year in a row, and California reported the nation’s second highest rate of congenital syphilis. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun/TNS) Kim Hairston TNS

California rivaling Louisiana for rates of syphilis? There's no excuse for that.

September 27, 2017 05:50 PM

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