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La Pampa reports increasing syphilis cases in recent years




By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 

According to official statistics in La Pampa, Argentina, syphilis cases have risen steadily over recent years and most sharply from 2019 to 2021.

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In 2015, 12 infections were registered in men and 12 in women; in 2016, 44 in men and 73 in women. In 2017, there were 36 cases in men and in women, the number grew rapidly because 149 infections were registered. In turn, in 2018, 141 cases were reported in men and 201 in women.

In 2019, there were 249 infections in men and 309 in women; in 2020, 305 in men and 327 in women. As of November 1, 2021, 236 were registered in men and 224 in women. “An increase in the notification of syphilis is observed, especially in the last three years, with a slight difference in women compared to men, attributed to the improvement in the diagnostic opportunity for pregnant women,” according to the official report.

“Syphilis is a disease that can be treated and cured, but people can be reinfected again if there are no changes in behavior”, obstetrician Laura Soto said.

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