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USPSTF: Pregnant women should receive syphilis screening

Draft recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force call for all pregnant women to be screened for syphilis, noting evidence showing that universal screening reduced the prevalence of congenital syphilis and adverse outcomes related to maternal infection and carried minor harms. The draft guidelines, a reiteration of 2009 recommendations, will remain open for public comment until March 5.

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