More Black Babies Being Born With Syphilis

A new report from the U.S. government is noting an increased number of Black babies being born with congenital syphilis, an STD that can can result in retardation, deafness, nerve damage and bone deformities. By law, doctors must report cases of syphilis to the U.S. government. Of the 431 congenital syphilis cases reported in the US in 2008, nearly 50% were in infants born to Black mothers in the South, 31% were to Hispanic mothers and 15% to White mothers... Read More: Black Babies Not Getting Enough Vitamin D Study: 'Friends With Benefits' Increases Risk of STD's Commentary: Gambling With Herpes


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