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Las Vegas is Having a Huge Syphilis Outbreak, Because, Well, It’s Vegas

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I’m not exactly sure what part of this is supposed to surprise me, but here goes. Las Vegas is experiencing a major outbreak of Syphilis … gasp. Didn’t you ever hear the phrase: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for STD’s, that shits comes back with you.”

Anyway, I went to Vegas for bachelorette parties twice this past summer, and let’s just say I’m lucky to be alive.

In any case, the Associated Press is reporting that thanks to Vegas, Nevada has the highest syphilis rate in the Western United States. The rate in Nevada is now fully double the national average of 6.3, at an astonishing 12.8 per 100,000 people.


So moral of the story: if you’re going to Vegas, were a fucking condom.

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