Sex Transm Dis 2018 Jan 10. Epub 2018 Jan 10.
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: Congenital syphilis (CS) disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minority women, especially in the US South. While CS is relatively easy and inexpensive to prevent through screening and treatment of pregnant women, CS cases have continued to rise and are concentrated in relatively few US counties and states. In 2010, Louisiana had the highest case rate in the country for primary, secondary, and congenital syphilis, with the highest number of CS cases in northwest Louisiana, where Shreveport is located. Read More