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Rapid Increases in Syphilis in Reproductive-Aged Women in Japan: A Warning for Other Countries?

Kamb, Mary L. MD, MPH*; Taylor, Melanie M. MD, MPH; Ishikawa, Naoko MD, MSc

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: March 2018 - Volume 45 - Issue 3 - p 144–146
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000792

From the *Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; †Department of Reproductive Health Research, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland; and ‡Division of Communicable Diseases, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, World Health Organization, Manila, Philippines

Correspondence: Mary L. Kamb, CDC/DSTDP, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE MS E-02, Atlanta, GA 30333. E-mail:

The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by the authors contributing to this article do not necessarily reflect the official position of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors/affiliated institutions.

Received for publication January 5, 2018, and accepted January 9, 2018.

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