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Nearly 250 babies infected with syphilis due to mothers

By The Nation

 

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As many 249 babies were born with syphilis in Thailand this year, according to the Public Health Ministry.

 

“The babies were affected because their mothers were infected,” the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai, said yesterday.

 

Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease, can be transmitted via blood too. 

 

Although curable, this disease can turn fatal if patients fail to recognise their infection and thus lose a chance to get timely treatment.

 

Sukhum said between January 1 and May 13 this year, 3,080 people of all ages were diagnosed with syphilis. Of them, 40.42 per cent are between 15 and 24 years old. Some 24.48 per cent others are between 25 and 34 years old. 

 

“The number of syphilis patients is rising. The increase reflects that many teenagers and people in the reproductive age group have engaged in unsafe sex,” he said. 

 

Sukhum said he has instructed provincial public-health chiefs to closely monitor the situation and to prevent the disease from spreading. 

 

He urged people to protect themselves by using condoms, refraining from having several sex partners, and regularly undergoing blood tests. 

 

“Pregnant women, along with their husbands, should take blood tests too,” he said. 

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30369655

 

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1 minute ago, ChipButty said:

What do Aids, Syphilis and Chlamydia have in common?

Your mom.

No a male transmitting it/

 

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Are pregnant women screen for STIs in Thailand at medical examinations??

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What away to come into this World,not a good start.

regards Worgeordie

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16 minutes ago, RJRS1301 said:

Are pregnant women screen for STIs in Thailand at medical examinations??

Seems not, hub of STD's? Down to ignorance of course and lack of education and information.

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Wonderful news for this country!....2019 and this 18th century shit just keeps happening....disgraceful that syphilis is still being passed on, utterly disgusting that these people are passing this disease onto their babies.

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let me guess...scare the populace and then FORCE VACCINATE ...

 

for a man it is pretty obvious he has it, when his D. is falling apart

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1 hour ago, RJRS1301 said:

Are pregnant women screen for STIs in Thailand at medical examinations??

And then one wonders, how many babies are not tested?

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1 hour ago, justin case said:

let me guess...scare the populace and then FORCE VACCINATE ...

 

for a man it is pretty obvious he has it, when his D. is falling apart

Er, no Dr Knowlittle...,you can be a carrier without seeing obvious signs or painful symptoms. Thinking like your helps spread the disease.

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I seem to recall a few years ago that we started needing to take a syphilis test as part of the medical in order to get the work permit renewed. 

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1 minute ago, AI5AASIA said:

I seem to recall a few years ago that we started needing to take a syphilis test as part of the medical in order to get the work permit renewed. 

maybe too many people failed? 🙄🙄

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