Syphilis Cases Continue to Rise in Wisconsin-Affecting Babies, Teens, and Adults

Syphilis Cases Continue to Rise in Wisconsin-Affecting Babies, Teens, and Adults The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has issued a memo to health care providers in the state calling for increased awareness and testing for the sexually transmitted infection (STI) syphilis. Recently released 2022 surveillance data show a continued rise in cases in the state. Cases of syphilis increased 19% (1,608 to 1,916) from 2021 to 2022. Among those cases, congenital syphilis increased 81% (16 to 29) during this same time period. By comparison, Wisconsin had an average 0-2…

JenniferC.Miller

October 6, 2023

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