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Syphilis outbreaks reported in Manchester and Brighton

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 11 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1177
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    A qualitative study has shed new light on the recent syphilis outbreaks in men who have sex with men attending genitourinary medicine clinics in Brighton and Greater Manchester.

    The study, of 26 cases in the Manchester cluster, found that most knew little about the disease before diagnosis and that condoms were used inconsistently for anal intercourse (Communicable Disease Report CDR Weekly 2000;10:383-6). Fourteen of the …

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