Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

STD cases in the US spiked during pandemic

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic kept people isolated at home, sexually transmitted disease (STDs) cases increased across the United States.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

2,022 U.S. infants born in 2020 reported with congenital syphilis

(HealthDay)—As of July 29, 2021, 2,022 infants born in 2020 were reported as having congenital syphilis, representing the highest case count since 1994, according to a letter to the editor published in the Sept. 16 issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Syphilis may have spread through Europe before Columbus

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease—and while commonly dismissed due to the availability of modern treatments, it is in fact spreading at an alarming rate: In recent decades, more than 10 million people around the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Efforts to curb congenital syphilis falter in COVID-19's shadow

U.S. public health officials are closer to identifying a road map for curbing the rising rates of syphilis infections in newborn babies, but with so many resources diverted to stopping the spread of COVID-19, many fear the ...

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