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Syphilis Is Rising in the U.S. Here's What to Know About the Sexually Transmitted Infection

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Sexually transmitted infections are rising in the U.S .-particularly syphilis, which increased by 26% from 2020 to 2021, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in September. Especially troubling is a 24% rise during that time period of congenital syphilis, which infects fetuses in the womb and can cause birth defects in or even kill infants .
Fortunately, syphilis can be easily treated and cured. However, people who are infected don't necessarily know it-and without detection and treatment, the disease can have devastating...
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