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An American in China

Syphillis Reigns in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 12, 2010


A few days ago, I blogged about the fact that Shanghai has more incidences of shypillis than any other Chinese city. Here is more..

“Beijing – The syphilis epidemic has begun to take its toll in China, with the number of new infections increasing by 30 percent each year. In May alone, the mainland reported more than 32,000 syphilis cases, including two deaths, making the sexually transmitted disease one of the top five infections in the country, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

The disease, which is actually easy to cure, was virtually eradicated in China in the 1960s, but remerged in the 1980s to record a tenfold increase in the number of cases over the past decade”

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