Syphilis

UPDATE OF AUGUST 12, 2019: The purpose of this Disease Debrief is to provide public health personnel in practice and in policy with a quick reference and to encourage practitioners to test for syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in individuals with opportunities for infection. Risk factors for STIs are broad and outlined in Section […]

Congenital syphilis: Jared Bullard

In this final episode of our series on syphilis and public health, we hear from Dr. Jared Bullard, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Manitoba and Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg. He discusses recent increases in cases of congenital syphilis, the risks it poses to a fetus, as well as prevention strategies.

Behind the Curtain of Mathematical Modelling : Inside a collaborative modelling project on public health strategies for syphilis management

Case study on the application of mathematical modelling to assess the impact of a newly-designed intervention on the burden of syphilis in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Their story illustrates how mathematical modelling can provide timely evidence to guide decision-making by public health planners and practitioners throughout the implementation of a new intervention.

The lessons they share may help to demystify modelling and reveal the benefits of collaborations between modellers and public health personnel.

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The Two Faces of Syphilis: A Call for Sustained, National and Coordinated Responses to Syphilis

Montréal, 22–23 November 2016 Date: November 22-23, 2017Montréal, Canada Description Syphilis has re-emerged in Canada during the last decade with epidemics now rooted in both urban and rural settings. While gay men are still at the centre of the urban epidemics, there is now a transition in the epidemiological pattern with increasing numbers of cases […]