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Nature Reviews Disease Primers volume 3, Article number: 17076 (2017) | Download Citation

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Syphilis is a sexually and vertically transmitted infection caused by the spirochaete Treponema pallidum. This PrimeView highlights the importance of screening in pregnant women to eliminate mother-to-child transmission, which causes several hundred thousand stillbirths and neonatal deaths every year.

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