Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 29th, 2005
According to a recent report in the journal Clinics in Dermatology, "In the last half of the 20th century, medicine has made tremendous inroads against syphilis chiefly owing to the introduction of penicillin and vigorous public health initiatives. Yet, the world continues to be burdened by this disease."
"Since 2000, overall rates of syphilis have risen in the U.S. and throughout the world. Furthermore," wrote R. Zeltser and coauthors of Boston University, "through its association with an increased risk of HIV infection, syphilis has acquired a new potential for morbidity and mortality."
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