Syphilis cases rise sharply in China
China has seen a dramatic rise in cases of syphilis, as a result of rapid social change, US researchers say.
A report in the New England Journal of Medicine says syphilis is now the most commonly reported communicable disease in Shanghai, the second-largest city.
Pregnant women are also increasingly passing the disease to their children, with more than one baby with congenital syphilis born every hour in 2008.
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