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SYPHILIS

Electron micrograph of Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 26, 2024
Syphilis cases hit record high for third straight year in Japan
While the precise reasons for the surge in reported cases remain unclear, experts have identified several potential contributing factors.
An electron micrograph of the bacteria treponema, which causes syphilis
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 29, 2023
Congenital syphilis cases set new annual record in Japan
Meanwhile, the overall number of syphilis cases in the country in 2023 came to 13,251 as of Nov. 19, topping the 2022 total of 13,228.
The number of syphilis cases in Japan totaled 13,251 this year as of Sunday, hitting a record high for the third consecutive year, national data showed Friday.
JAPAN
Nov 24, 2023
Syphilis cases hit record high for third straight year in Japan
The total exceeded the previous annual record of 13,228 cases reported in the entire year of 2022.
An electron micrograph of the bacteria treponema, which causes syphilis
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 25, 2023
Syphilis cases in Japan top 10,000 for second year in 2023
It is unclear why new cases have shot up, reaching 10,000 two months earlier than last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 29, 2023
Mpox cases slowly creeping up in Japan even as spread slows abroad
As of Tuesday, Japan had reported 80 cases of mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, with the country seeing a gradual increase in new cases this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 1, 2022
Japan syphilis cases top 10,000 this year for first time since 1999
The record surge in cases is thought to be partly due to increasing social media and dating apps usage facilitating sexual encounters with numerous partners.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 28, 2022
Number of syphilis infections spike in Japan
The number of syphilis cases this year is already close to the 7,983 for the whole of last year, the highest annual total since data under the current format was first collected in 1999.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jan 29, 2018
Japan's dramatic surge in syphilis cases, with particularly high incidence in Tokyo, puzzles experts
Syphilis, a classic sexually transmitted disease nearly eradicated decades ago, is seeing a resurgence in Japan, with the reported number of patients in 2017 topping 5,000 for the first time in 44 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 5, 2018
Japan reports over 5,000 syphilis patients for first time
Data from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases showed Friday that in 2017, for the first time since comparable data became available in 1999, there were over 5,000 syphilis patients domestically, with the number rising particularly among women in their 20s.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 24, 2015
Syphilis cases rise sharply in Japan, especially among young women
The number of syphilis patients is rising rapidly, especially among young women, according to new statistics from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

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