Syphillis making a comeback in Japan

There have been over 2000 cases of Syphillis documented in Japan by the end of Oct., 2015. This was up from around 1600 cases in all of 2014.

The main cohort of infected individuals? Females in the 20 to 24 years age group.

One of the main reasons sited for the increase in this demographic is declining risk of contracting HIV.

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About Dr. Cramer

Dr. Lorraine Cramer teaches undergraduate Microbiology and Immunology to students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
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