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A United Front: Working Together to Prevent Congenital Syphilis

Posted Friday 19 July 2024 | ASHM

Queensland is currently grappling with a severe syphilis outbreak. Since the early 2000s, the incidence has surged nine-fold, particularly impacting First Nations populations and rural areas. The increasing number of cases among women of reproductive age has led to a concerning rise in congenital syphilis. This webinar will examine the impact of this outbreak on pregnant women and newborns, and discuss tailored prevention, screening, and treatment strategies for Queensland. 

Congenital syphilis poses serious health risks, including neonatal death, stillbirth, and significant long-term health issues in surviving infants. The resurgence of syphilis in Queensland underscores the urgent need for comprehensive public health strategies. Enhanced screening, prompt treatment, and targeted education are crucial to reduce the impact on mothers and their babies. 

Join our 60-minute webinar to gain insights into the latest strategies and best practices for managing syphilis during pregnancy and preventing congenital syphilis in Queensland. This webinar is primarily focused on Queensland, but all are invited.

For more information, visit the Australian STI Management Guidelines here and Queensland Health’s syphilis outbreak response here

Last updated: Tuesday 09 July 2024

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