Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium less than i>Treponema pallidumless than /i>. It has often been called "the great imitator" because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other diseases. Infectious syphilis includes primary syphilis, a stage of syphilis infection characterized by one or more ulcerative lesions and secondary syphilis, a stage of infection characterized by localized or diffuse mucocutaneous lesions (e.g., rash — such as non-pruritic macular, maculopapular, papular, or pustular lesions). Patients can spread the disease to others during these stages.
Monitoring newly reported syphilis cases helps target prevention and educational programs to affected individuals and populations.
In 2019, the rate per 100,000 of Infectious Syphilis Cases in Alachua County was 20.6 compared to Florida at 15.1. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the fourth quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the rate per 100,000 of Infectious Syphilis Cases is less in about three quarters of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Infectious Syphilis Cases, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2019
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Infectious Syphilis Cases, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year