Recent outbreaks of infectious syphilis, United Kingdom, January 2012 to April 2014.

Abstract

Six outbreaks of infectious syphilis in the United Kingdom, ongoing since 2012, have been investigated among men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexual men and women aged under 25 years. Interventions included case finding and raising awareness among healthcare professionals and the public. Targeting at-risk populations was complicated as many sexual encounters involved anonymous partners. Outbreaks among MSM were influenced by the use of geospatial real-time networking applications that allow users to locate other MSM within close proximity.

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@article{Simms2014RecentOO, title={Recent outbreaks of infectious syphilis, United Kingdom, January 2012 to April 2014.}, author={Ian Simms and Lance A Wallace and Dr Thomas and Lynsey Emmett and Ananti Shankar and Mark W Vinson and Simon Padfield and Ushan Andrady and Chris Whiteside and Christopher J.M. Williams and Carol Midgley and Cathy Johnman and Andrew S. McLellan and Allan Currie and Jean Logan and Gavin D. Leslie and K Licence and G-R-V Hughes}, journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin}, year={2014}, volume={19 24} }