- Virginia B Bowen,
- Thomas A Peterman,
- Dinorah L Calles,
- Antoine Thompson,
- Robert Kirkcaldy,
- Melanie Taylor
Sex Transm Dis 2018 Feb 13. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
This article summarizes a multi-state outbreak of heterosexual syphilis, including 134 cases of syphilis in adults and adolescents and at least two cases of congenital syphilis, which occurred on an American Indian reservation in the United States during 2013-2015. In addition to providing salient details about the outbreak, the article seeks to document the case-finding and treatment activities undertaken, their relative success or failure, and the lessons learned from a coordinated, multiagency response. Of 134 adult cases of syphilis, 40% were identified by enhanced, interagency contact tracing and partner services; 26% through symptomatic testing; and 16% through screening of asymptomatic individuals as the result of an electronic medical record (EMR) screening prompt. Read More