TITLE

Congenital Syphilis -- United States, 2003-2008

AUTHOR(S)
Su, J. R.; Berman, S. M.; Davis, D.; Weinstock, H. S.; Kirkcaldy, R. D.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/16/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 14, p413
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a summary of the analysis made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding congenital syphilis (CS), using national surveillance data from 2003-2008. It was found that most of the increase in cases of CS rate occurred among infants born to African American mothers. According to the article, the increase in the CS incidence rate suggests an increase in the primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis rate among women in the U.S.
ACCESSION #
50299928

 

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