Missing Doctor Found Dead; Bird Flu in Antarctica; Cholera Outbreak on Cruise
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. The body of a missing 49-year-old Florida doctor who disappeared while paddleboarding was recovered. (People) A rise in syphilis cases led to penicillin rationing... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 27, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Canada almost wiped out syphilis. Now rates are skyrocketing — as more women, infants getting infected
The latest federal data shows there were nearly 14,000 cases of infectious syphilis across the country in 2022, as well as 117 instances of early congenital syphilis. And the rates have been rising for years. Is Canada doing enough to curb the trend? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Newborns diagnosed with syphilis at alarming rates
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that looks at sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has some concerning news, especially when it comes to syphilis. While cases of other STIs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, have decreased or seen modest increases, syphilis has jumped 80% in the four years from 2018 to 2022. Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, says syphilis is a bacterial infection that is primarily transmitted through sexual contact. But she says… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 19, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

This is the STI 'morning-after' pill that could beat rising rates of potentially life-threatening syphilis in the UK
A single-dose 'morning after' pill could be introduced to tackle the UK's soaring rates of syphilis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STIs Are On The Rise In Europe
Europe is seeing a surge in the number of cases of sexually transmitted infections. As Statista's Anna Fleck details below, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), this includes gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis. Where the number…#annafleck #ecdc #sti #denmark #norway #iceland #sweden #finland #malta #luxembourg (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2016 to 2022 Saw Increase in Rate of Maternal Syphilis
TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2024 -- There was an increase in maternal syphilis rates in women giving birth in the United States from 2016 to 2022, according to a February data brief published by the National Center for Health Statistics. Elizabeth C.W.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rates of syphilis in pregnant women have TRIPLED since 2016 which puts babies at 40% risk of DEATH, CDC report shows... these are the worst-hit states
New CDC data shows 280.4 pregnant women per 100,000 US births tested positive for the sexually transmitted disease in 2022 compared to 87.2 per 100,000 births in 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis Rates Among Pregnant Women Have Tripled, CDC Data Shows
TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2024 -- Maternal syphilis rates have tripled in recent years, putting thousands of newborns at risk for infection, a new U.S. government report shows.Left untreated, syphilis can damage the heart and brain and cause blindness,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Tests to Support Diagnosis of Syphilis
MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2024 -- In a report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published online Feb. 8 in the agency ' s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations are presented for tests that can support a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long COVID: Another Great Pretender Long COVID: Another Great Pretender
The epidemic of syphilis reminds many experienced physicians of its ability to mimic myriad other diseases. Is long COVID another great imitator?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 9, 2024 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Amid Surge, CDC Unveils New Syphilis Testing Guidance
(MedPage Today) -- The CDC has published its first comprehensive laboratory recommendations for syphilis testing. Published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the new recommendations include approaches for laboratory-based tests, point... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 9, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doctors begin rationing PENICILLIN to curb deadly syphilis epidemic - as rates of STD hit 70-year high
Cases of the sexually transmitted disease have shot up more than 2,000 percent from 6,862 in 2002 to 203,500 in 2022, and US rates are at a 70-year high. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Stopped Being A “Good” Cancer Patient
“You are allergic to your oral chemotherapy,” explains my oncology team at a recent appointment. “We are going to try a newer drug,” I am on my fourth attempt to find an oral treatment suitable for both my body and my cancer, so that I can maintain a remission that took three years and a stem cell transplant to achieve. “We want to get ahead of it before it gets ahead of us.” In my headphones, Weezer achingly croons, “Say it ain’t so, your drug is a heartbreaker.” [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Since being diagnosed with phase three chronic myeloid leu...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walela Nehanda Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Syphilis surge is cause for concern
Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that cases of syphilis continue to rise in the U.S. This is while rates of other forms of sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are flat or declining. Learn more about what syphilis is, what the symptoms are and how it can be prevented in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/hFJIE8UnNjA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:58) is in the downloads… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 3, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

2022 Saw More Than 2.5 Million Cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis
FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2024 -- More than 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2022, with concerns centering around syphilis and congenital syphilis, according to a report released Jan. 30 by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 2, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news