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Morning Rounds: What to know about syphilis

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MISSOULA - We answer your medical questions every Wednesday on Montana This Morning during our Morning Rounds segment.

If you have a question that you'd like us to answer, just send us an email at morningrounds@kpax.com.

Dr. Blair Davison has information about what you need to know about syphilis during the Jan. 24 edition of Morning Rounds.


The US Centers for Disease Control has more information about syphilis on their website including the following:

What is syphilis?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if it is not treated. Syphilis is divided into stages (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary). There are different signs and symptoms associated with each stage.

How is syphilis spread?

You can get syphilis by direct contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. You can find sores on or around the penis, vagina, or anus, or in the rectum, on the lips, or in the mouth. Syphilis can spread from an infected mother to her unborn baby.

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