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Recent Outbreak

  • Outbreak in Jefferson County, Alabama, 2002-2007 (MMWR)
  • Important because it occurred primarily among heterosexuals
  • In 2002 only 9 cases were reported but rose to a peak of 286 in 2006
  • Characteristics of cases during 2002--2004 were substantionally different from cases during 2005--2007
  • Population of Jefferson County was white (56.3%), black (41.2%), Asian (1.3%), and 2.9% are of Hispanic ethnicity
  • Median number of sex partners in this outbreak was 2