Syphilis cases stable, but remain a concern

Bajko, Matthew S.
December 2003
Bay Area Reporter;12/11/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 50, p3
Due to the recent monthly declines in syphilis cases, health officials are now downsizing earlier estimates that the total syphilis cases for 2003 will be 760 cases. Instead, they now predict the city will record less than 550 cases for all of 2003, a slight increase over 2002's total. While city health officials of San Francisco, California, have seen a decline in syphilis cases during the third quarter of 2003, the total number of cases continues to outpace those recorded in 2002.


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