Congenital Syphilis

Congenital syphilis is an infection transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy and/or delivery caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.  Congenital syphilis can cause severe illness in babies including premature birth, low birth rate, birth defects, blindness, and hearing loss.  It can also lead to stillbirth and infant death.  Tests and treatment for pregnant women are readily available.

News

Informational update on the recent increase in congenital syphilis in Illinois

HEALTH INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS

INFORMATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

CONGENITAL SYPHILIS PREVENTION AND CONTROL

DATA AND SURVEILLANCE

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