Health officials warn of Springfield Syphilis increase

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Health officials at the University of Illinois Springfield are warning students of an increase in cases of Syphilis in Sangamon County.

In an email sent to students, faculty and staff Thursday night, UIS Health services reported being warned by the Sangamon County Health Department of a “recent increase in positive Syphilis cases in the Sangamon County/Springfield area.”

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can develop in stages from painless bumps and sores to internal organ damage. For information on syphilis from the Centers for Disease Control, click here.

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