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Syphilis epidemiology in Sweden: re-emergence since 2000 primarily due to spread among men who have sex with men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19087867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Syphilis has re-emerged in western Europe since 2000. Changes in sexual behaviour have facilitated the spread of syphilis especially among men who have sex with men (MSM) and improved surveillance systems and case detection have lead to an increase in the reported numbers of cases. This report describes recent trends (2000-2007) of syphilis in Sweden, where the spread among MSM, particularly in the big cities, has been a major contributor to an increase in cases. Estimated syphilis incidence among MSM was up to twenty-eight times higher than in the general Swedish male population. The most affected age group among males was 25-44 years of age. The majority of infections in men and women through heterosexual contacts were acquired abroad whereas the majority of infections attributed to sex between men were acquired in Sweden. Appropriate prevention activities are needed to reach vulnerable populations in Sweden.
I Velicko; M Arneborn; A Blaxhult
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1560-7917     ISO Abbreviation:  Euro Surveill.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-17     Completed Date:  2009-03-09     Revised Date:  2013-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887452     Medline TA:  Euro Surveill     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Communicable Diseases, Emerging / epidemiology*
Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data*
Homosexuality, Male / statistics & numerical data*
Population Surveillance*
Portugal / epidemiology
Risk Assessment / methods*
Risk Factors
Sweden / epidemiology
Syphilis / epidemiology*
Young Adult

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