In Northern Ireland, the number of people infected with syphilis has steadily increased over the years and that is enough reason for health experts to start worrying.


Back in 2011, 52 syphilis cases were reported, but health authorities believed then that the actual number of people afflicted with the STD was much higher.


About ten years ago, syphilis was almost completely gotten rid of in Northern Ireland, but unfortunately, it has now become one of the most typical daily occurrences in the land.

 
 
 
Syphilis is a sexually-transmitted disease that can bring about different signs and symptoms that can cause harm and pain to the body. If not tested and treated on a timely manner, it can lead to blindness, deafness, mental deterioration, and other problems that could affect the central nervous system.


One can easily get syphilis if he or she engages in unprotected sex with another individual who has been infected with the STD. So, it is important to always be cautious when having sexual intercourse. Use condoms every single time and get a syphilis test regularly.


Pregnant women should be warned about having the syphilis infection since they can transmit it to their unborn child, and can result to premature birth, stillbirth, and miscarriage.