Houston Health Officials Report Syphilis Outbreak

Houston health officials are warning residents of a syphilis outbreak that is responsible for a 128% increase in cases among women.
The Houston Health Department said it has also led to a nine-fold rise in congenital syphilis in Houston and Harris County.
Statistics indicated that new infections rose by 57%, from 1,845 in 2019 to 2,905 in 2022.

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