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Am J Public Health. 1989 Jan;79(1):83-5.

An outbreak of syphilis on an Indian reservation: descriptive epidemiology and disease-control measures.

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Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix.

Abstract

From January 1983 through January 1985, 88 cases of early adult syphilis and five cases of congenital syphilis were identified among residents of a southwestern Indian reservation. The male-to-female ratio of primary and secondary syphilis cases was 1.7: 1; over 90 per cent of women were of childbearing age. Using community health workers to determine the social circles of infected persons was effective in identifying persons at risk; treatment of partners of infected persons prior to development of seroreactivity contributed to the successful control of this outbreak.

PMID:
2909191
PMCID:
PMC1349479
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.79.1.83
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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