CNN: US health officials alarmed by dire rise in dangerous, preventable syphilis infections in babies


Syphilis, an STI, can spread to babies when pregnant women are infected, causing congenital syphilis. The CDC reports a 32% increase in congenital syphilis rates in 2022, which alarms many efforts that are causing doctors and health officials to want to start STI and syphilis initiatives, whether it be in healthcare settings or in the government. Click here to learn more about prevention efforts.

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