Number of California Babies Born With Syphilis Nearly Tripled Over Two-Year Period, Report Finds
The number of babies born with congenital syphilis in California rose from 35 in 2012 to 99 in 2014, according to a new CDC report. Experts say the disease is difficult to diagnose. Ken Bird, health officer for the Fresno County Department of Public Health, said that the county has been designated as a high area for syphilis and that providers are required to screen for the disease three times during pregnancy.
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