PRO/EDR> Syphilis – Brazil: incr. incidence, penicillin shortage, RFI

Syphilis — Brazil
Despite successive warnings in recent years, Brazil has not yet managed to stop the advance of syphilis. Last year [2018], the country recorded the largest number of cases of the disease since 2010, when reporting began to occur regularly, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
In 2018 alone, there were 158 000 cases of acquired syphilis, equivalent to 75.8 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. For comparison, a year earlier, this rate was 59.1 cases per 100 000.
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