Tragic and Preventable!

Congenital syphilis, or syphilis in a fetus or infant at birth, is a horrible disease resulting in devastating health outcomes, including stillbirth.

Live-born infants with congenital syphilis may manifest abnormalities of the central nervous system, bones and joints, teeth, eyes, and skin.

And it’s on the rise in the US.

I take a look at this topic on this infectious disease news brief.

Summertime Water Safety: Naegleria fowleri

Rat hepatitis E infections in Hong Kong

African swine fever in Asia

Hepatitis A outbreaks reported in half the country

Ebola: Where is the coverage on cable news?

Measles: New numbers released, anti-vaccine rallies in outbreak areas

Infectious disease news brief: Monkeypox in Singapore

Polio, Pakistan, the progress and difficulties with WHO spokesperson, Oliver Rosenbauer

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Health promotion, disease outbreaks and public health with Glenn Laverack, PhD

Medicine and the media with Amesh Adalja, MD

Pandemic flu, vaccine-preventable diseases and more with CIDRAP Director, Michael Osterholm, PhD on Outbreak News TV