An outbreak of infectious syphilis among young heterosexuals in an English town

W. Welfare, H. Lacey, L. Lighton, I. Simms

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    Abstract

    We describe a recent outbreak of syphilis in young heterosexuals in the north west of England. A cluster of 12 cases of syphilis (7 primary and 5 early latent) was identified in Rochdale in heterosexuals aged 20 or under. Nine were women. Five were asymptomatic at presentation. This outbreak occurred in a group not usually associated with syphilis transmission in the north west. Not all the identified cases could be linked, and so potentially this outbreak is a sentinel of a larger problem.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)519-520
    Number of pages1
    JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
    Volume22
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

    Keywords

    • England
    • Heterosexual
    • Outbreaks
    • Syphilis
    • Young adult

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