Syphilis

By: Hannah N.

What is Syphilis?

Syphilis is a bacteria called Spirochete.

Transmissions

Syphilis can be passed from 1 to another person through direct contact, or unprotected sex.

Symptoms

1st Stage

A sore called chancre. It appears all over the body.


2nd stage

Rash and flu-like symptoms. It lasts 1 to 2 weeks


3rd stage: (Latent Syphilis)

Illness called Latent (hidden) syphilis comes. This doesn't mean it is going away, it gets worse as it progresses. The disease is "hiding"


4th stage (late-stage)

If the disease isn't treated at this point this will happen. Spirochetes spreads all over the body. It effects the brain, the heart, the spinal cord, and bones.Symptoms are difficult walking, numbness, blindness, and possibly death.

Problems

If left untreated it can lead to death. The Spirochete can spread throughout the whole body infecting major organs, and brain damage.

Prevention

1. DO NOT have contact with someone with Sypilis


2. DO NOT have unprotected sex


3. DO NOT have sex until rashes have healed.

Treatments

In the 1st and 2nd stages are easily recovered, with medicine and antibotics medicine. You can't cure it after that.