More babies born with syphilis in Texas than other parts of United States

File photo of state of Texas (pixabay) HOUSTON – Texas was the state that had the most congenital syphilis cases in the United States with 680 cases, according to a 2021 report published in April by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Congenital syphilis (CS) occurs when a mother who has syphilis passes the infection to her child while she is pregnant. In the U.S., the number of congenital syphilis cases reportedly increased by 32%, and this led to 220 stillbirths and children’s deaths.

The Lone Star State ranked fourth alongside Mississippi on a list ranking the rates of CS […]

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