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Syphilis is a contagious bacterial infection that is mostly transmitted through sexual contact. It can also spread through direct skin to skin contact, or from mother to child during pregnancy. 

Syphilis has been increasing in Quebec in recent years. Screening blood tests and effective treatment are available. If left untreated, syphilis can lead to severe complications like blindness, stillbirth, heart damage, and brain problems.

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Syphilis can show up in many different ways, so it can be easily confused for other infections. It is very important to get tested if you have any genital sores, chancres, or a new body rash. 


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