syphilis

Syphilis cases rising across North Dakota

The bacterial infection is usually spread by sexual contact that starts as a painless sore.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A rise in syphilis cases stretches across North Dakota. According to the state’s Department of Health around 100 cases have been reported. It’s about 10 or more cases compared to 2021 and nearly a quarter of cases are in Cass County. Experts say people who have had sexual contact with an infected person within 90 days…

North Dakota Department of Health Reports Increase in Syphilis Cases

There have been 72 confirmed reports of syphilis in North Dakota this year.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting multiple clusters of syphilis in Stark and Cass Counties. The increase in reports show infections among pregnant women, which increases the risk for syphilis among newborn infants that could result in malformations or stillbirth. There have been 72 confirmed reports of people with syphilis in North Dakota this year. Twenty-five of…