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.
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.
AdvertisementA 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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