(KMOV.com) – According to a new report, St. Louis ranks very high for STD infection rates among American cities.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports the city ranks #1 in Chlamydia infection rates and #2 in Gonorrhea infection rates. City health officials told News 4 those numbers are not an accurate portrayal.
St. Louis City Health Director Pam walkers said St. Louis City being independent from St. Louis County skews the numbers. According to Walker, if you include the St. Louis Metro area, St. Louis would rank 15th in chlamydia infections, 13th in gonorrhea, and 33rd in syphilis.