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Bronx Zip Code Coined “Disease Alley,” STD Cases At Epidemic Levels

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Microscopic image of the bacteria gonococci, responsible for gonorrhea (Photo credit: Getty Images)

You should always protect yourself as and when engaging in bad wordual activity, but if you’re in this particular area of the Bronx, you should avoid having unprotected bad word or sharing any needles at all costs!

According to NY Daily News, the 10457 ZIP code of the Bronx has the highest number of people infected by two of the following diseases: HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and tuberculosis. The ZIP code includes the areas of Tremont, portions of Crotona, Belmont and Claremont.

According to the Department of Health, all seven diseases are considered epidemic in 10457, with infection rates for all conditions in the top 20% of cases citywide.

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