Data & Reports

In an effort to combat the spread of STDs, all counties in California confidentially track and report the number of confirmed STD cases in their community. The Butte County Public Health Department monitors the number of reported STDs in our county as well as administers a range of programs and services. As the Public Health Department, it is our goal to protect the health of the community through prevention, early diagnosis and appropriate management and control of STDs. This is achieved through surveillance, disease investigation, patient education, community awareness, and acting as a resource to local physicians, nurses and medical personnel.

2019 Butte County and California Data

In California, the number of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases reached a 30-year high. From 2009-2019, the total number of reported early syphilis cases increased by 1,139% among females compared to 290% among males. Cases of congenital syphilis, which occur when the infection is transmitted from a pregnant person to a child during pregnancy, increased by 631% over the same period. Syphilis continues to be a major public health problem in California and has increased in all regions of the state, including Butte County.

California Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis Data