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Syphilis Cases Rising in Australia

Despite increased testing for syphilis in Australia, cases of patients acquiring this old-fashioned, sexually-transmitted infection is still rising in the country. According to recent studies, rates of syphilis patients have jumped sharply compared to the data 10 years ago, with more gay men aged between 20 to 30 are becoming infected.Syphilis, once called “cupid’s disearse”, is cause by microorganisms called spirochetes that open a painless lesion on the genitalia. It soon heals but is followed…

Syphilis: A Public Health Problem

Syphilis is considered to be one of the most horrible things that can happen to someone. Its symptoms include lesions, fever, sore throat, rashes which involve even the palms and soles and swollen lymph nodes. In the disease’s latter stages, the heart, skin, brain and bones may also be affected. If not for the presence of penicillin today, we would not be able to handle such a life-threatening disease.Nowadays, syphilis is looked at as something unique only to those people who are promiscu…

Transmission of Primary Syphilis

You’ve about syphilis either through the Internet or maybe on the television. But it is a real sexually transmitted disease. It is essentially caused by a bacterium that is a spiral-shaped spirochete whose name is Treponema pallidum. The disease has already had several nicknames attributed to it including the “Great Pox” and “French Disease”. Syphilis is known throughout history and the field of literature because it has been presently prominent for the last several…

What is Syphilis?

Of the many kinds of venereal diseases out there, syphilis seems to be one of the most known and probably one of the most serious. Syphilis has a long standing history of infecting the human population that dates back even in the biblical times. Even today, syphilis is known to infect a great number of people every year. The only difference to day is that there are now effective treatments that can help in curing this dreaded disease. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by …