Recent Examples of syphilis from the Web
Infections that were virtually extinct, for example syphilis, have come back.
Nearly five times as many babies across the country are born with syphilis as with HIV, the Times reported.
Some of the nastiest human diseases -- anthrax, typhoid, tuberculosis and syphilis, for example -- are the result of bacterial infections.
And according to the Centers for Disease Control, incidences of syphilis and chlamydia in adults aged 45-64 have been on the rise in recent years.(6)
The study's findings on the effects of untreated syphilis have been reported periodically in medical journals for years.
Gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia are all treatable with antibiotics.
Beginning in 1932 in the impoverished, segregated South, government medical workers in rural Alabama withheld treatment from unsuspecting black men who had syphilis so that doctors could track the disease and dissect the men’s bodies afterward.
For example, the former once delicately suggested that the president might have syphilis, while the latter got a personal phone call from the guy to thank her for her support.
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Origin and Etymology of syphilis
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medical : a very serious disease that is spread through sexual intercourse
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