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Syphilis Is the Number Three Wide-spread Infectious Disease in China

According to the “China’s Syphilis Prevention and Control Plan (2010-2020)” published by the Ministry of Health on June 21, 2010, syphilis has become the third most infectious disease in China. According to China’s statistics, the number of syphilis infection cases increased to 330,000 in 2009 from 80,000 in 1999. In 2009, among every 100,000 new born babies, there were 64 with congenital syphilis, versus 0.5 in 1997. Syphilis is transmitted via sexual activities.

Source: Xinhua, June 21, 2010