Congenital syphilis on the rise locally and nationwide

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 16, 2023 11:05 AM CT | Published: April 16, 2023 4:00 AM CT

For infants born with the infection, severe symptoms can include cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, permanent hearing loss and musculoskeletal deformity. 


Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Dr. Nick Hysmith Dr. Sara Cross Syphilis Shelby County Health Department Subscriber Only

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Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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