CDC: Syphilis in Newborns is on the Rise

Posted at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

September 25, 2018 – Sharp increases of congenital syphilis threaten the health of newborn babies

According to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, cases of congenital syphilis more than doubled since 2013 (362 in 2013 to 918 in 2017), outpacing overall increases in STDs nationwide. Congenital syphilis can result in miscarriage, newborn death, and severe lifelong health complications.

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