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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

STD rates continue to rise in the U.S.

STD rates in the United States are continuing a years-long climb—including a sharp rise in the number of babies born with syphilis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Europe: Syphilis notifications up by 70% since 2010

The number of syphilis cases has been consistently going up across Europe since 2010, mostly affecting men who have sex with men living in urban areas. In 2017, notification rates reached an all-time high in the EU/EEA countries ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO alarmed at STD spread in the era of dating apps

The World Health Organization expressed alarm Thursday at the lack of progress on curbing sexually transmitted diseases, while one of its experts warned of complacency as dating apps are spurring sexual activity.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study looks at seasonal and geographic trends in syphilis

Much of the public health impact of syphilis revolves around its impact on fetuses and neonates through the mother-to-child transmission of the disease. Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have now analyzed ...

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