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Syphilis rates are soaring in South Dakota’s American Indian communities. What’s going on?

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The trend reveals the importance of data sharing between state, federal, and tribal health authorities.

Over the last five years, syphilis transmission has increased explosively all over the US. The spread of this infection, which starts as a rash but can progress to severe disease in adults, is particularly alarming because syphilis infections during pregnancy can lead to death or disability in newborns.

Keren Landman
November 18, 2022

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