Syphilis: Back on the Rise and Still Deadly

Syphilis: Back on the Rise and Still Deadly

Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by the treponema pallidum bacteria, is easily treatable by a course of penicillin. The problem is that the disease and its progression often go undetected while the bacterium continues to damage the organs of an infected person. Before the mid-1940’s, there was no known cure for syphilis. Various […]

Syphilis Infections on Rise Among Men

Syphilis Infections on Rise Among Men

The rates of syphilis infections have been rising in the United States, but just among men, a medical study has stated. This study report comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reveals syphilis infections have grown by almost 12 percent in 2012. This is the latest year in which information is […]