Selective mass treatment in a venereal disease control program.

@article{Jaffe1979SelectiveMT,
  title={Selective mass treatment in a venereal disease control program.},
  author={Harold Jaffe and D. Talbot Rice and Richard Voigt and John D. Fowler and R K St John},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1979},
  volume={69 11},
  pages={
          1181-2
        }
}
To control syphilis among prostitutes and seasonal farm workers in Fresno County, California, we developed a program of selective mass treatment of prostitutes. From August 1976 to July 1977, 512 women entered the program. Overall, 4.6 per cent of women treated prophylactically for syphilis were actually infected. Compared to cases in the previous year, infectious syphilis cases among prostitutes and seasonal farm workers decreased 51.3 per cent and 26.8 per cent, respectively. 

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