New data shows that pepole along the I-4 corridor in Florida are being infected with syphilis at a higher rate that in previous years.

Syphilis Increase in Florida

Syphilis Increase in Florida

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is difficult to diagnose because it has so many different symptoms.  The symptoms can resemble many other diseases.  The sores causes from syphilis are found on the external genitals, anus, vagina, mouth or in the rectum.

If left untreated, syphilis can cause damage to the brain and to other internal organs.

The the previous year, syphilis cases in the state of Florida have increased by 14%, 30% of those are 27 years of age and younger.  Seminole County Health Department plans to educate residents and provide resources to fight syphilis in Florida.

It is important to diagnose and receive treatment for a syphilis infection before long term health problems can develop.

Testing for Syphilis

Testing for syphilis can be found through your primary doctor or through the health department. Another option is a premium STD testing service that will test for syphilis much faster than a doctor or health department.