Collaboration is key to preventing syphilis

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7372.1116/a (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1116
  1. Kevin A Fenton, consultant epidemiologist (kfenton@phls.org.uk),
  2. Lorraine Doherty, senior medical officer
  1. HIV/STI Division, PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London NW9 5EQ
  2. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Belfast BT4 3SJ

    EDITOR—The letter by Clark et al about the epidemiological data represented in our paper on the resurgence of infectious syphilis implies that we did not consult with local colleagues in preparing our paper and that the situation in Manchester has thereby been “misrepresented” to the detriment of the genitourinary medicine clinics dealing with the increased workload. 1 2 In fact the collaboration between the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre and colleagues in genitourinary medicine on the frontline was close and …

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