2016 RIO OLYMPICS REVIEW

SYPHILIS: Was this reported during the games?

Everyone knows Brazil is currently suffering a Zika outbreak. But the real public health hazard there might be something no one’s talking about: the numbers of pregnant women infected with syphilis—and the newborn babies dying because of it—is silently growing year after year. In 2016, the government forecasts 41,762 new syphilis infections among pregnant women—49…

via The real infectious disease problem in Brazil isn’t actually Zika, it’s syphilis — Quartz

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