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Study: Syphilis cases up 61% among pregnant women

The number of syphilis cases among women increased 55% from 2012 to 2016, while cases in pregnant women increased 61%, researchers reported in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. The CDC recommends pregnant women be screened for syphilis at their first prenatal visit, and researchers said repeat screening should be considered based on factors including local prevalence of syphilis.

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