The United States Centers For Disease Control recently released a report that showed an increase in syphilis cases in the country.
Number of infections
Between 2011 and 2012, the number of syphilis documented cases increased by 11.1 percent, and about 75% of those were syphilis transmission from males who have sexual intercourse with other males.
The CDC believes the actual number of syphilis cases in the nation is much higher than that since there is a lot that goes undiagnosed and unreported.
Syphilis is contagious
Syphilis has different stages, and it is the earliest stage when the infection is very contagious. Those that have primary and secondary syphilis can easily transmit the STD to other people by having unprotected sex.
People are warned to watch out for a chancre, which is the round, painless, firm sore that appears on that part of the body where the bacteria entered. This is the first symptom in the primary stage.
Symptoms of Syphilis
In the succeeding stage, more symptoms, such as hair loss, sore throat, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, fever, and headaches, may occur.
If not tested, diagnosed, and treated immediately, syphilis can bring in severe complications that can weaken the body, damage the reproductive system, and even lead to death.
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