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What is Syphilis?

A sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria called spirochete.

How is Syphilis transmitted?

*Through direct contact with a syphilis sore during sex

*From mother to baby during pregnancy

*Can't be spread through objects

Signs & Symptoms

*Chancres (sores) appear on vagina, rectum, penis, or mouth

*Swollen glands

*Rash on hands and feet

*Flu-like symptoms



*Visiting a medical doctor or a gynecologist

*Blood tests to look for infection


*Possible death


*Passes onto child if the diagnosed mother is pregnant

*Difficulty walking



*Affects the brain, heart, spinal cord & bones


*Do not have sex

*Use a latex condom

*Have as few sexual partners as possible