1. Syphilis Microbiology and Epidemiology - Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

    Syphilis is one of the oldest diseases that's been considered an epidemic and been known to afflict mankind since 1492, the year Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. It was one of the most common infections before the discovery of antibiotics, recorded to have afflicted up to 10% of the Western World's adult populations. However, it was one of the first bacterial infections that successfully responded to antibiotics for syphilis treatment. But until today the debate with regards to... →Continue reading
  2. Syphilis and the Dread that Wrapped the World in its Advent

    One of the most commonly transmitted sexual infections in the world today, Syphilis, were once viewed with dread as the worst pestilence ever vested on humans in ancient times. Even if today, it is one of the most easily treatable among STDs, in the past this was not so. Yet, even if the cure for the most common STDs today including Syphilis cure, is readily available and highly effective, health authorities around the world are clamoring for dutiful vigilance... →Continue reading
  3. All You Need to Know About Syphilis Sore

    The mere mention of this infection could be very scary especially to those who know less about the infectious disease. Syphilis sore, being a sexually transmitted disease which is caused by bacteria, may be passed from an infected person to an uninfected fellow during sexual intercourse. This transmission could also be as a result of the relationship between a mother and the baby in the womb or a blood transfusion. A person infected with syphilis sore – the obvious... →Continue reading
  4. How to Identify Syphilis Blister

    Generally, blisters are pocket fluids between the upper layers of the skin caused by syphilis. There are other causes too like freezing, friction, chemical burns, and other infections. A person with blisters has the area of the skin filled with plasma, blood, pus, or serum, depending on the circumstances of its formation. This article would discuss blisters and how it relates to syphilis which is a sexually transmitted infection. Causes of syphilis blisters Syphilis blisters are occasioned by the... →Continue reading
  5. A Concise History of the Origins of Syphilis

    Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) that has been a major concern to the World Health Organization (WHO) till today. Just like other STDs, syphilis is majorly contracted during sexual intercourse and sometimes during an unscreened blood transfusion. It is caused by Treponema pallidum, which is a bacterium that presents four stages of symptoms, namely: primary, secondary, tertiary, and latent. Syphilis can also be transferred from an infected pregnant woman to the fetus, and result in a child... →Continue reading
  6. Are You Sure That Sore On You Is Not Syphilis Chancre?

    Syphilis, as a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum which is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world today with numerous infected people entering the records of the World Health Organization (WHO) every year. Also, this disease usually advances in several phases just like chancre (painless ulcer) ranging from the basic stage to the more dangerous one. Syphilis has 4 stages which are: Primary Secondary Latent Tertiary Interestingly, these stages... →Continue reading
  7. Europe or America; Where Did Syphilis Originate From?

    Without tracing back to the time when a disease became known, it will be somewhat difficult to wrap one's head around the global sensitiveness to the disease. The modern syphilis we know so much about is not a 21st century disease; it has been noted in ancient books by notable philosophers. Syphilis in the Ancient World It is said that the god of the Aztec, Nanahuatzin, was suffering from syphilis. Revered poets and priests in medieval times suffered from... →Continue reading
  8. Places in England where Syphilis is Prevalent

    Syphilis is one of the sexually transmitted diseases that are associated with sores, ulcers, and lesions. It is a worldwide epidemic and has spread to many countries of the world despite huge investments committed to ending its scourge. While it is reported that the UK government has cut down on budgetary allowances to her public health sector, the increase in the rate of sexually transmitted diseases has by no means remained undiminished considering that there are reports on the... →Continue reading

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