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‘It’s a scandal’: Spiking congenital #syphilis rates put babies in grave danger washingtonpost.com/health/2019/08… #publichealth
“Every case of #congenitalsyphilis that we see is an absolute, shameful failure of public health because it is completely preventable,” said Khalil Ghanem, deputy director of education at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
“We in the United States, a very wealthy country, should not have the rates of congenital syphilis that we have. It’s a scandal.”
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1) Few know the realities of today's tick borne diseases.

#RollCall ==> House orders #Pentagon to say if it weaponized ticks & released them
rollcall.com/news/congress/…
What this fails 2expose, at this time, is that the #PlumbIsland genetics lab, likely unwittingly began, a chimeric
2) nightmare when they introduced GM #Syphilis in2 the parasite's life cycle.
Today's #Lyme is hard 2detect w/the test available 2the average person.
The hoped4, end result, which was the goal of their efforts, long ago began 2change.
Bacterium have coupled w/viral & fungi
3) agents, which are carried by ticks which carry the infectious #Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. This is the mode of transport in nature for #Syphilis, a slow phased killer, which first debilitates those it infects, hence the move 2create for war theatre introduction.
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Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections among people aged 15-49 years 👉 bit.ly/31gBWxw #SafeSex
Every year, there are more than 376 million new cases of 4 sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis bit.ly/31gBWxw #SafeSex
If untreated, sexually transmitted infections can lead to serious and chronic health effects that include neurological and cardiovascular disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirths, and increased risk of HIV bit.ly/31gBWxw #SafeSex
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The surge in #measles and #mumps are newsworthy, hot-topic attention grabbers. However, can I make a quick plug for something that is almost certainly going to be an issue in the near future? 1/x
The declines in MMR #vaccine coverage have led to increased outbreaks, several of which have been close to home (looking at you, #Texas). Therefore, coverage for "R" - rubella - is declining in parallel with measles and mumps in the same zip codes. 2/x
The reproductive number (R0), a measure of how infectious a given pathogen is, is highest for measles, medium for mumps, and lowest for rubella. So rubella will show up last... but it's coming. Good review: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… 3/x
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