Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It has often been called "the great imitator" because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other diseases. Early syphilis is a category of syphilis where the initial infection has occurred within the previous 12 months. Early syphilis includes both primary and secondary syphilis, and cases in which the Infection occurred within the previous 12 months, but there were no signs or symptoms of primary or secondary syphilis.
Monitoring newly reported syphilis can help prevent the spread of this disease to others.
In 2020, the rate per 100,000 of Early Syphilis in Alachua County was 45.1 compared to Florida at 36.5. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the fourth quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the rate per 100,000 of Early Syphilis is less in about three quarters of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Early Syphilis, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2020
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Early Syphilis, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year