CDC Vital Signs

Updated Dec. 14, 2023
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Syphilis in Babies Reflects Health System Failures

Testing and treatment during pregnancy can prevent newborn syphilis

The number of babies born with syphilis in the United States is surging. Increased and innovative syphilis testing and treatment can reduce the number of babies born with syphilis and improve health during pregnancy.

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The CDC Vital Signs reports cover an important health threat and what can be done to drive down the disease.

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