Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8731

Kevin L. Karem

Kevin L. Karem
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

  • Commentary
    On the Origin of Syphilis and Contemporary Views of Disease Dynamics
    Author(s): Kevin L. Karem and Allan PillayKevin L. Karem and Allan Pillay

    Despite effective treatment availability for nearly a century, syphilis remains a global public health problem with significant social and economic impact. Over 500 years after the first reports of this sexually transmitted infection, questions remain regarding its origins, relationship to other infectious agents and effective control measures. Studies addressing origins of syphilis and non-syphilitic treponemes provide content to questions of evolution and emergence, however, many questions remain. Disease dynamics of syphilis are embedded in social behaviors and contribute heavily to propagation of this ancient disease. Discussions on the origins of syphilis and disease dynamics are presented. .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-8731.1000118

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