Did You Know?
Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
December 7, 2018
- Syphilis cases in newborn babies have more than doubled in 4 years, reaching a 20-year high, according to CDC’s new 2017 STD Surveillance Report.
- Testing and treatment are vital because syphilis passed to a baby during pregnancy can result in miscarriage, stillbirth, or severe lifelong physical and mental health problems.
- Health departments can take action to reduce syphilis [PDF-2.8MB] and work with healthcare providers to properly screen for, interpret test results [PDF-1MB], and treat syphilis.
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