congenital syphilis

  • 2020 Saw Most Babies Born With Syphilis Since 1994

    2020 Saw Most Babies Born With Syphilis Since 1994

    More than 2,000 infants in the U.S. were born with syphilis in 2020, according to recent data presented by researchers with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The preliminary figures represent the highest annual toll of congenital syphilis reported in over 25 years. At least 139 children died from the illness last year.