Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 19th, 2001
In 2000, only 529 cases of congenital syphilis (CS) (13.4 cases per 100,000 live births) were reported in the United States, compared with 1,077 cases, (27.8 cases per 100,000 live births) in 1997. These data were published in the July 13, 2001, issue of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
CDC also released data indicating that primary and secondary syphilis rates among women of reproductive age - age 15 to 44 years -...
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