A novel response to an outbreak of infectious syphilis in Christchurch, New Zealand.

@article{Coughlan2015ANR,
  title={A novel response to an outbreak of infectious syphilis in Christchurch, New Zealand.},
  author={Edward P Coughlan and Heather M Young and Catherine Parkes and Maureen Coshall and Nigel Patrick Dickson and Rebecca A Psutka and Peter Saxton and Ramon Pink and Katharine S. Adams},
  journal={Sexual health},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          170-3
        }
}
During 2012, Christchurch experienced a dramatic increase in cases of infectious syphilis among men who have sex with men. This was accompanied by some novel trends; notably, the acquisition of infection in a younger age group, with local sexual contacts, commonly via the use of social media. This study is a report on an approach to case identification and public health communication as a component of a multifaceted outbreak response. Enhanced syphilis surveillance data on public health… CONTINUE READING

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