Communicable diseases refer to infectious diseases that can be transmitted from one individual, or species, to another. Statistics are available for the following diseases.
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Statistics
are available for three of the more prevalent STDs in Pennsylvania - Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis. These statistical reports show the burden of these diseases for Pennsylvania and all 67 counties. The data are displayed in tables, graphs, and maps depicting changes over time and comparisons by geography, gender, race, and age.
Data are available on Tuberculosis, a bacterial, contagious disease primarily affecting the lungs, through the Tuberculosis Annual Reports
. Cases and incidence rates are available for Pennsylvania and its counties in tables, time series graphs, and maps. These reports also take a look at some known risk factors and whether the diagnosed patient was U.S. born or foreign born.