Oklahoma Dept. of Health sees congenital syphilis cases nearly double in one year


THE NUMBER OF CASES OF CONGENITAL SYPHILIS IN THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA IS INCREASING.CONGENITAL SYPHILIS IS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMITTED BY AN INFECTED MOTHER TO HER BABY IN THE WOMB. THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOUND AN INCREASE OF 92 PERCENT IN THE NUMBER OF CASES FROM 2018 TO 2019. ADULTS TRANSMIT THE DISEASE THROUGH SEXUAL CONTACT. MOTHERS CAN GIVE IT TO THEIR BABY IN THE WOMB OR THROUGH THE BIRTHING PROCESS. AND IT CAN CAUSE MISCARRIAGE, STILLBIRTH, PREMATURITY AND BIRTH DEFECTS. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE URGING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO TEST PATIENTS DURING THE FIRST AND THIRD TRIMESTER TO SEE IF THE MOTHER IS INFECTED. ORGANIZATIONS FROM ACROSS THE

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