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    Syphilis Outbreak in Arizona
    Abby Friedemann
    4:48 pm
    October 10, 2018

    The Pima County Health Department is warning the community about a syphilis outbreak impacting women and babies in Arizona.

    Experts said the number of congenital syphilis cases is on the rise.

    Data shows the number of cases nearly doubled in Arizona between 2016 and 2017. Officials said the state is on track to double that statistic again this year...

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    Arizona reports 45 congenital syphilis cases through November
    by News Desk
    November 25, 2018

    ...In a follow-up on a report in early October, Arizona state health officials report the number of congenital syphilis cases, or syphilis cases in babies has risen to 45 as of toda..


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      Number of syphilis cases in Arizona reaches outbreak proportions
      November 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      PHOENIX – The number of syphilis cases in Arizona has reached outbreak proportions.

      “We have seen an increase, and what we’ve done this year is we did declare an outbreak among women and babies inflicted with syphilis in our state,” Dr. Eugene Livar, interim bureau chief of Epidemiology and Disease Control for Arizona Department of Health Services, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Wednesday.

      So far this year, eight Arizona babies have died from the sexually transmitted disease, doubling the total from 2017 and tripling the number from two years ago.

      “We’re trying to get the word out and spread the message to protect yourself and to get tested and be aware of your status,” Livar said...