06 Dec '11, 10am

Syphilis rising in South China

Syphilis rising in South China

China Daily/Asia News Network Tuesday, Dec 06, 2011 China's most populous province is witnessing a rapid growth in syphilis with more than 43,000 new cases so far this year, Southern Metropolis Daily reported Monday. Guangdong province registered an increase in the sexually transmitted disease for the eighth consecutive year with 43, 116 people diagnosed as contracting it between January to October this year. The figure almost matches the total number of cases reported last year, which was more than 45,000, the paper said. The highly infectious disease has been increasing in Guangdong since 2003, with a growth of 15 to 20 per cent each year, it said. "Sex workers and male homosexuals are the major groups contracting syphilis," Yang Bin, director of the Guangdong Prevention Center for Sexually Transmitted Disease told the paper. About 25 to 30 per cent of low-end sex worker...

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