Syphilis soars in Russia

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:78

The number of adults with syphilis in Russia has increased 15-fold since the collapse of the Soviet Union. In children the rate is now 20 times higher than it was four years ago. The health ministry this week said that 126500 cases of the disease had been registered over the past year compared with 7900 in 1990. “The …

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