Barbados records increase in syphilis cases

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados health authorities say they are monitoring what seems to be an increase in the number of syphilis cases on the island.
The Ministry of Health said that recent studies have revealed that a growing number of persons were testing positive for the sexually transmitted infection (STI). It gave no figures.
They authorities say they are now in the process of enhancing their monitoring systems for syphilis and other STIs, as well as gathering data for more detailed analyses that would allow them to determine those who were most at risk.

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