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November 7, 2023


The figure shows four healthcare encounters during pregnancy that present an opportunity to prevent newborn syphilis.

Vital Signs: Missed Opportunities for Preventing Congenital Syphilis

In 2022, more than 3,700 babies were born with syphilis, over 10 times the number reported in 2012. Among babies born with syphilis, 40% were born to a parent who did not receive prenatal care.


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MMWR Weekly Briefing Podcast: Week of October 9


The latest MMWR Weekly Briefing is live. Topics include: flu severity among children and teens during the 2022-23 season, recommendations for the use of the RSV vaccine in pregnant people, and more. Listen and subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play.

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