Congenital syphilis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
In 2019, 72 confirmed congenital syphilis cases were reported in 13 European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries, while 12 other EU/EEA countries reported zero cases. This is the second consecutive year in a decade in which the number of notified cases of congenital syphilis has increased (66 cases reported in 2018).
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Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the spirochaeta Treponema pallidum. It is the third most frequently reported sexually transmitted disease in the
EU after chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It may also be transmitted mother-to-child (congenital syphilis).Read more