Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
57.3 cases of congenital syphilis per 100,000 live births (2020)
33.9 per 100,000
48.5 cases of congenital syphilis per 100,000 live births were reported in 2019
Reduce congenital syphilis
Untreated syphilis in pregnant women can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and preterm birth. Babies born with syphilis are at high risk for physical and developmental disabilities and death. Screening all pregnant women for syphilis and providing early treatment for women with syphilis and their sexual partner(s) during prenatal care can completely prevent congenital syphilis.
Workgroup: Sexually Transmitted Infections Workgroup