Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Treponema pallidum. It is transmitted through vaginal, anal or oral sex and can also be transmitted from infected mother to infant during pregnancy or birth. Early symptoms can include genital sores, rash and headache. Untreated, syphilis can eventually affect the brain and nervous system. Prenatal testing and condom use can reduce risk of spread.
PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic
This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.