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STIs “out of control” in US following 937 percent increase in infants syphilis cases

Sexually transmitted infections are spreading rapidly in the US, a government office has cautioned.



The number of babies born with syphilis has increased by 937 percent over the past ten years, putting their lives in danger.

The CDC made the update's frustration-filled announcement, demonstrating their parental disappointment.

It was said that more than 5 million instances of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were tracked down in the US.


In 2022, chlamydia was the most common STI, with approximately 1. 6 million cases nationwide. This is the latest information that anyone could hope to find.

Gonorrhea had nearly 650,000 cases, making it the second most common condition.

Officials in charge of public health are concerned about the significant rise in syphilis cases. They have increased by 80% over the past five years, reaching a total of 203,500 cases across all stages.


Adult syphilis can be fatal if left untreated until the very last stage, which is extremely rare. However, antibiotics can be used to treat it if it is caught early.

The disorder can be gone through engaging in sexual relations, either through the vagina, rear-end, or mouth. In the beginning, there may be mouth or genital sores, followed by rashes and flu-like symptoms.

It is possible for many people to have the disease but not feel ill.

The initial two phases are the most infectious, the report shows a 10% ascent in 2022 and a 68% ascent starting around 2018.


Notwithstanding, the most ridiculously stressing revelation was that 3,755 recorded instances of infants were being brought into the world with syphilis.

Inherent syphilis is the point at which a child becomes ill in light of the fact that their mother has syphilis and passed it to them during pregnancy.

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