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By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Philadelphia reports increase in congenital syphilis

By Robert Herriman @infectiousdiseasenews Philadelphia city health officials have issued a health alert after reporting an increase in congenital syphilis cases. Image/CDC To date in 2019, 5 cases of congenital More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Wyoming report increase in syphilis in the southeast

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has detected an alarming, localized increase in reported syphilis cases from southeast Wyoming this year. Treponema pallidum Photo/CDC “We have had six reported cases of More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 14th, 2015
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Syphilis cases rise in Colorado, including 9 eye infections

Nearly nine out of 10 syphilis cases in Colorado are in men who have sex with men (MSM) during the first seven months of 2015, according to Colorado health officials. Almost half of those cases were among people More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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PositiveSingles: STD dating and whole lot more

Online dating sites are hugely popular and can cater specifically to virtually every individuals wants and needs- Christian dating, Jewish dating, 50+ dating and just about anything else under the sun. One dating More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Nunavut sees more than 100 syphilis cases since 2012

After a February 28 public health advisory about the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis, issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Nunavut where 90 syphilis cases were reported. Treponema More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Oregon reports rise in STDs, ‘These are definitely alarming’

Oregon health authorities are reporting jumps in three common sexually transmitted infections (STI) prompting officials to call the situation “alarming”. In a Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Communicable More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Gay and Bisexual Men account for the vast majority of syphilis cases in men during 2009–2012: CDC

Just 14 short years ago, the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis, was on the verge of elimination in the United States; however, that trend has turned around dramatically as “The Great Imitator” More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis up in Illinois: Health Department

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said Thursday that three sexually transmitted infections (STI), chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, are all on the rise in the state and they encourage residents to More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Gay dating apps, Grindr and Adam4Adam, linked to syphilis increases in Syracuse area

A doubling in syphilis cases in Onondaga County in Central New York is being linked to, at least in part, the ease of finding sexual partners among gay men using the apps, Grindr and Adam4Adam, according to a Syracuse.com More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 8th, 2014
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Memphis, Tennessee: The ‘hot spot’ city for Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis

Source: BestMedicalDegrees.com A new infographic from BestMedicalDegress.com, the STD Heat Map, based on  data from 2010 and 2012 Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) studies looks at what parts More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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CDC 2012 STD data: Syphilis in MSM; Gonorrhea and chlamydia in young people

Men who have sex with men and Americans between the ages of 15 and 24 are the two demographic groups that stand out in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual report, Sexually Transmitted More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 21st, 2013
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Polk County, Iowa reports dramatic increase in syphilis

The health department for the most populous county in Iowa is reporting the most cases of the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis than it’s seen at any point in the past 20 years. Darkfield microscopy More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Alberta Health follows up ‘Plenty of Syph’ campaign with ‘Sex Germs’ website

In an effort to battle the ongoing battle with sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the Canadian province, the Alberta Health Services have launched a new website called Sex Germs, which encompasses a variety More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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Hawaii health officials warn of possible syphilis outbreak on Big Island

On June 10, The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) sent a medical advisory to physicians statewide to raise awareness regarding a possible syphilis outbreak on Big Island after five cases of syphilis reported More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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Mr. Marcus sentenced to 30 days in jail for exposing co-stars to syphilis

In a Los Angeles courthouse Tuesday, porn star, Mr. Marcus pleading no contest to knowingly exposing his co-stars to syphilis, according to multiple news outlets. The 42-year-old actor, whose real name is Jesse More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 9th, 2013
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Oral Zithromax and The Dual Path Platform (DPP) test for syphilis could mean the end of Yaws

Treating patients with the disfiguring disease, yaws with oral azithromycin (commercial name-Zithromax) and diagnosis of the disease with The Dual Path Platform (DPP) test for syphilis could mean the eradication More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
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New Mexico reports the most syphilis cases in 25 years

New Mexico health authorities have reported a spike in syphilis cases in 2012, in fact they say the 101 cases of primary and secondary syphilis reported last year is the most seen since 1988, according to a More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 1st, 2013
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Tuskegee University pays tribute to former President Bill Clinton’s apology for the atrocity known as the ‘Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment’

The school founded by Booker T. Washington will be commemorating the 16th anniversary of former President Bill Clinton’s apology for the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study starting tomorrow, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
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1.4 million pregnant women infected with syphilis globally: Study

The treatable sexually transmitted infection, syphilis, remains a major global health issue, particularly among pregnant women, according to a recent study published in the journal, PLoS Medicine. Image/CIA In the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 4th, 2013
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Polk County, Iowa reports a 420 percent increase in syphilis

The most populous county in the Hawkeye State has reported some staggering statistics concerning the sexually transmitted infection known as “The Great Imitator”, according to a KCCI 8 report Monday. Treponema More...


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