Rise in Syphilis Cases

In Philadelphia, which has seen a 36 percent increase in 2016, the disease is far more prevalent than in Oklahoma City, but is found mostly in gay and bisexual men.

“We’ve seen an increase in syphilis infections in Philly, but the demographics that we’re seeing don’t match up with what Oklahoma City is purported to be,” said James Garrow, Philadelphia Department of Public Health spokesman.

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/syphilis-cases-on-the-rise-driven-by-drug-epidemic-20170825.html

By Mari Schaefer