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Europe: syphilis notifications up by 70% since 2010

20:00 EDT 11 Jul 2019 | AAAS

(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) The number of syphilis cases has been consistently going up across Europe since 2010, mostly affecting men who have sex with men living in urban areas. In 2017, notification rates reached an all-time high in the EU/EEA countries with more than 33 000 reported cases. An in-depth ECDC study describes the factors behind this increase and outlines the evidence-based options for public health control of syphilis, including case finding and management as well as educational activities.

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