Rise in congenital syphilis concerns Alaska officials

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The incidence of syphilis in Alaska and the United States has seen an increase in recent years, with a notable change in who is affected in Alaska — more babies are being born with the sexually transmitted disease.

A report from the State Department of Health reveals that the syphilis epidemiology in Alaska is changing, and that women now account for a substantial portion of new cases. This change has resulted in a concerning rise in congenital syphilis cases in the state.

According to the data presented by the Division of Epidemiology, in 2018, 88% of syphilis cases in Alaska were reported in men, primarily among men who have sex with men.

However, by 2022, there has been a change, with women representing 47% of all reported cases. Some 89% of these women were of reproductive age.

This shift in the affected population has been accompanied by an increase in the incidence of congenital syphilis. In 2019, Alaska reported zero cases of congenital syphilis, but by 2022, that number had risen to 12 cases.

In addition, the incidence of CS in Alaska increased from 53 cases per 100,000 births in 2021 to a staggering 128 cases per 100,000 births in 2022. For comparison, the United States reported an incidence of 78 cases per 100,000 births in 2021.

Congenital syphilis is a condition caused by inadequately treated syphilis during pregnancy. It can lead to fetal death or disabilities in newborns, making it a significant public health concern.

Read the latest Alaska syphilis report at this link.

19 COMMENTS

  1. We are so happy that sex education is not allowed in school, and Planned Parenthood isn’t able to pass out condoms or advocacy here in the land of Puritanical insanity. Hopefully the rates of children born of incest continues to rise too, due to the fact that the birth of healthy ones is in decline in response to the cuts in unwarranted subsidized prenatal care of the sinning parent.

    • Hush child. You’re embarrassing yourself.

      Go play with crayons and let adults discuss the matter.

    • Yes, it is intuitively obvious that the ever-growing celebration and encouragement of sexual promiscuity by the radical leftist political establishment could not possibly have anything to do with the rise in sexually transmitted diseases. Anyone who would claim otherwise is clearly just a patriarchal misogynistic white eurocentric anti-non-binary colonialist oppressor.

      Forward Soviet!

      • Jefferson, here is a white pill for you.

        We’ve started using AI to remove nose piercings, ugly tattoos and slutty clothes from photos of attention seeking e-whores. Its a noble crusade to simultaneously return their dignity and use social media to show the world how much better they’d look without them.

        • I hope it can deal with the hideously unnatural fluorescent green, pink and blue hair, as well.

          It is interesting how the mentally disturbed radical leftist extremists at least give us immediate visual warnings of their mental impairment.

      • Guess I’m a patriarchal, misogynist, white Eurocentric, anti binary, colonialist oppressor.

        Do we get T shirts?

  2. Hey swinging bachelor’s, tired of that drip drip of gonerea.
    Try new and improved Peter Rooter. Rotten Peter ?Peter Rooter. George Carlin, class clown.

  3. Questions:
    rural, city, bush, or all of the above?
    any demographic trends?
    any explanation for the swing from mostly gay men to so many straight/bi sexual women?
    did anyone check to confirm these are actual cases and not people identifying as women with CS?

    • Hmmm. On the one hand, I could see your point (especially if I was from a country where the women are required to keep their faces covered). But, on the other hand, given what the article is about, a big pregnant belly isn’t offensive to me. But, maybe with me having grown up around the water and see people in swimsuits all the time, I am used to it.

    • I had the same response to the photo.
      Loss of modesty is a pretty good segue into the subsequent rise of all kinds of negatives, including promiscuity and STDs, as well as lack of respect for self and others.

    • Would you prefer burkas?

      If a modestly dressed pregnant woman exposes her pregnant stomach for a picture discussing pregnancy…

      Your issues run really deep. Bottom of the ocean deep. Consider contacting API.

  4. Americans are puritan pollyannas who still disavow The Virginia Declaration (of Independence) which specified original Christian ideology written in one of the beginning documents in support of separation from the British monarchy and the beginnings of nation building which typically specifies an ideology (like mid-east countries specify “Muslim” ideology and identifying ideology typically is a prerequisite in new nation building). even in our modern era disapproval of public viewing of a pregnant human form is evidence if the still prevalent Christian ideology. I support that ideology btw. It is practically beneficial to be protective of pregnant females in civil society. If they are not protected from this scourge introduced by intimate contact it shows how our depraved our nation has become and evidence that this must be reversed. Such reversal is accomplished by recurrence of original principles.

  5. So this must be the reason that you can’t get a prescription for penicillin, unless you have the syphilis. The rest of us will have to settle for something else less effective.

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