Treponema pillidum

How the organism attacks

direct contact

Both men and women are victims

Hide out

In the mucus membranes and bodily fluids.


Highly contagious disease. It is caused by Treponema palladium and it's hard to recognize.


  • Painless sores
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Hair loss
  • Rash
  • Neck stiffness, headaches, irritability, paralysis, unequal reflexes.

Damaged Caused

If syphilis is left untreated then it can eventually cause damage of eyes, nerves, brain, joints, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones

Deaths per year

Death rate: 799.5 deaths per 100,000 population