Mass treatment/prophylaxis during an outbreak of infectious syphilis in Vancouver, British Columbia.

@article{Rekart2000MassTD,
  title={Mass treatment/prophylaxis during an outbreak of infectious syphilis in Vancouver, British Columbia.},
  author={Michael L Rekart and David Patrick and Anne Marie Jolly and Tom Wong and Muhammad M Morshed and Hugh T Jones and Chad E Montgomery and Linda Knowles and Nilanjan Chakraborty and Juanita J L Maginley},
  journal={Canada communicable disease report = Releve des maladies transmissibles au Canada},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 12},
  pages={101-5}
}
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum which is restricted to humans. Transmission occurs primarily during the infectious phase which consists of primary, secondary, and early latent syphilis. Primary syphilis is characterized by a painless ulcer approximately 3 weeks after exposure. Secondary syphilis is characterized by a generalized eruption 4 to 6 weeks after the primary stage in untreated patients. After weeks or several months… CONTINUE READING

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-8 of 8 references

Group on Canadian Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Disease

  • LCDC Expert Workin
  • Canadian STD guidelines, 1998 edition. Ottawa…
  • 1998
2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…