TITLE

Primary and Secondary Syphilis -- Jefferson County, Alabama, 2002-2007

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/8/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 17, p463
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the syphilis epidemic in Jefferson County, Alabama which has risen from 9 cases in 2002 to 166 cases in 2007. As stated, reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that increase in syphilis cases in the U.S. is due to men who have sex with men (MSM). It is noted that the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) responded to the epidemic by extending their sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic hours until six in the evening with additional staff to provide services for patients.
ACCESSION #
39886357

 

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