Local Transmission of Imported Endemic Syphilis, Canada, 2011
Published Date:Jun 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(6):1002-1004.
Keywords:Amino Acid Sequence
Molecular Diagnostic Techniques
Molecular Sequence Data
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Treponema Pallidum Subsp. Endemicum
Description:Endemic (nonvenereal) syphilis is relatively common in nonindustrialized regions of the world. We describe a case of local transmission in Canada and review tools available for confirming a diagnosis. Improved molecular tools and global clinical awareness are needed to recognize cases of endemic syphilis imported to areas where it is not normally seen.
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