Recent Examples of syphilis from the Web
More people were diagnosed with syphilis, chlamydia or gonorrhea in 2016 than ever before.
When Parran’s role in devising the syphilis experiments first came to Head’s attention last summer, she was torn.
If caught early, syphilis is easily treated with penicillin.
Three local babies were also born with syphilis last year.
Public health officials are emphasizing both prevention and testing because chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis can be cured with antibiotics.
According to a September 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016 — the highest cumulative number ever recorded.
According to the Milwaukee Health Department, people ages 15 to 24 make up 37.4% of the HIV cases in Milwaukee, while people ages 20 to 29 make up 57.1% of the syphilis cases.
Of the three most common STIs—the others being chlamydia and syphilis—gonorrhea is the most antibiotic resistant.
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Origin and Etymology of syphilis
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Definition of syphilis for English Language Learners
medical : a very serious disease that is spread through sexual intercourse
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