Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
48.5 cases of congenital syphilis per 100,000 live births (2019)

Target:
33.9 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
48.5 cases of congenital syphilis per 100,000 live births were reported in 2019

Reduce congenital syphilis

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Summary

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.