CDC: Most Infant Syphilis Cases Preventable With Testing And Treatment

By Jessica Karins / November 15, 2023 at 7:02 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found in a new report on rising rates of congenital syphilis that most instances of the disease in infants would be preventable with swift identification of maternal syphilis cases and adequate prenatal treatment, urging providers to test early in pregnancy and begin penicillin treatment. Yet a drug shortage could stymie action. In October, public health groups urged the White House to take action on a shortage of Bicillin L-A penicillin injectors, the...

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