Recent syphilis trends in Belgium and enhancement of STI surveillance systems.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Over the past five years, a series of syphilis outbreaks mainly occurring among gay men have been observed in Europe. One of these outbreaks was reported in the city of Antwerp, Belgium, during the first quarter of 2001. This outbreak is still ongoing in 2004. Furthermore, active syphilis diagnoses reported by the Sentinel Laboratory Network rose by 89% in the country during the fourth quarter of 2003. An increase in Brussels was also observed during the same quarter (+300%; 24 cases reported). Overall, the sentinel network of clinicians reported that 93.4% of patients were male; among them…

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