Category: gonorrhea

Houston Health Dept. Issues Warning About Syphilis Outbreak With 128% Increase In Cases Among Women

Houston’s Health Department is warning women in the city and the surrounding areas after reporting a 128 percent spike in syphilis cases among females since 2019. Health officials also reported a ninefold increase in congenital cases, according to a press release on Thursday (Jul. 13). Congenital syphilis is when the disease is passed from a pregnant mother to her child in the womb, CNN reports….