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Congenital Syphilis Screening Crucial to Reduce Baby Deaths

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium known as Treponema pallidum. According to statistics, it causes nearly 500,000 still births and new-born deaths worldwide.
 Congenital Syphilis Screening Crucial to Reduce Baby Deaths
Congenital Syphilis Screening Crucial to Reduce Baby Deaths
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Many hundreds of infant lives can be saved if expectant women get themselves screened for syphilis as it can be passed on from a mother to the child in the womb. This condition is medically termed as congenital syphilis.

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A recent study of 41,000 women has pointed out the benefits of screening and use of antibiotics which can cut the incidence of baby deaths by 50%.

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease which causes rashes and sores. Syphilis can cause lethal harm to the brain, heart, and eyes; it can also turn fatal.



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Most people living with Syphilis may feel lonely and shamed. But you are MORE than your STD, so give yourself a chance to love again.
caringstd66 Friday, June 17, 2011

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