UPDATE: Public Health Reporting and National Notification of Syphilis

November 9, 2017


As a reminder, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) approved the Update to Public Health Reporting and National Notification for Syphilis, which includes changes that will take effect on January 1, 2018. This new position statement for syphilis (17-ID-11) includes revisions to the surveillance case definitions for syphilis. By ensuring that cases of syphilis are reported in accordance with the revised surveillance case definitions, we can obtain more accurate surveillance for this infection and its clinical manifestations. We can also better understand disease trends and factors associated with transmission. Links to recordings of webinars explaining these revisions will be posted on CSTE and CDC websites.

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