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More than 20 percent of Americans carries the HPV virus

More than 20 percent of Americans carries the HPV virus

One in five Americans is a carrier of the human papillomavirus (HPV). In total, there are over 80 million Americans are infected with this sexually transmitted virus, that increased the likelihood of throat cancer and cervical cancer.

That has the institute for control and prevention of diseases of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announced on Thursday, writes The Washington Post. Each year there are 14 million infections.

The number of Americans between the ages of 18 and 59 who are carriers of HPV in 2014 explosive with more than 40 percent. Especially in men and especially black men, there is a sharp increase.

The CDC is concerned. The pleading for years for more vaccinations. In the Netherlands, all girls of 12 years are vaccinated against HPV. After this prick, they have 70 percent less likely to contract cervical cancer.

In the US, there is resistance against the prick because of the promiscuous behavior of the youth in the hand would work. According to the CDC, should a vaccination be communicated as a means to prevent cancer.

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