Figure 49

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In 2018, there were a total of 1,306 reported cases of congenital syphilis, including 78 syphilitic stillbirths and 16 infant deaths, and a national rate of 33.1 cases per 100,000 live births. This rate represents a 39.7% increase relative to 2017 (23.7 cases per 100,000 live births) and a 185.3% increase relative to 2014 (11.6 cases per 100,000 live births). As has been observed historically, this increase in the congenital syphilis rate has paralleled increases in P&S syphilis among all women and reproductive-aged women during 2014–2018 (172.7% and 165.4% increases, respectively).