A Nationwide Spatiotemporal Analysis of Syphilis over 21 Years and Implications for Prevention and Control in China

Yusha Tao, Marcus Y Chen, Joseph D Tucker, Jason J. Ong, Weiming Tang, Ngai Sze Wong, Minjie Chu, Xun Zhuang, Christopher K. Fairley, Lei Zhang

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Syphilis control programs have been scaled up due to the substantial burden in China. We analyzed syphilis incidence according to demographic, spatiotemporal, and economic factors. The increasing latent syphilis diagnoses and declining congenital syphilis suggest the effectiveness of scale-up screening. However, primary and secondary cases persist, especially in inland provinces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • economic factors
  • intervention programs
  • spatiotemporal analysis
  • syphilis

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