Public health alert: syphilis outbreak in Central Queensland

SourcePHN Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast, Jasmin Midgley, 1 May 2019

Outbreak of infectious syphilis in Central Queensland
Attn: All clinicians in Central Queensland

There has been an increase in cases of infectious syphilis in Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service area where it’s considered to be an outbreak.

The recent syphilis cases in the region appears to be mainly in two relatively distinct groups: heterosexual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and non-Indigenous gay men and other men who have sex with men.

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