By NewsDesk   @bactiman63

For the send year in a row, Japanese health officials reported more than 6,000 syphilis cases in the country, about 10 time what was seen in 2010.

In this video, I look at the numbers, a little history of syphilis in Japan, some explanations for the rise in cases and a Sailor Moon effort to get it under control a couple of years ago.

I close out the video discussing the 4 stages of syphilis.

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