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Over 1 million pregnant women had syphilis in 2008
Over 1 million pregnant women had syphilis in 2008

(February 26, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Geneva – Over a million pregnant women worldwide are infected with syphilis, according to a report published in PLOS Medicine. Researchers reviewed data on syphilis infections from nearly 100 countries as well as clinic attendance data from 147 countries. Researchers then used this data to estimate the amount of pregnant women with syphilis. They found that, in 2008, around 1.4 million pregnant women were infected with syphilis, causing approximately 520,000 harmful outcome such as stillbirth, neonatal deaths and preterm birth

 
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