Japan: number of cases of syphilis increase 40 percent

Posted on April 12, 2014 • Filed under: Japan, Travel Health

tokyoreporter.com reported that data released on Saturday revealed that the number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease syphilis exceeded 1,000 last year for the first time since current statistics began, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Apr. 6).

According to the Tokyo branch of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, the number of cases recorded in 2013 totaled, an increase by 40 percent over the year before. In 2010, the total number was 621, a figure that has jumped in each of the three subsequent years. Read Article

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