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Syphilis (cont.)

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Syphilis is an infectious, often sexually transmitted, disease caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. The bacteria penetrate chafed skin or the mucous membranes.

  • Transmission most often occurs when one person comes into contact with lesions on an infected person through sexual activity.
  • Men are more vulnerable to contracting syphilis than women.
  • The active disease is found most often amongmen and women aged 15-39 years.
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