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PA Dept. Of Health Urges for Syphilis Testing During Pregnancy as Children Case Numbers Rise

Volodymyr Hryshchenko

Cases of congenital syphilis, which is passed from parent to child during pregnancy, have reached their highest level in Pennsylvania in more than 30 years. As WESA’s Jillian Forstadt reports, state health officials are urging pregnant people to get tested.

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(Original air-date: 12/27/22)

Jillian Forstadt is a general assignment reporter at 90.5 WESA. Before moving to Pittsburgh, she covered affordable housing, homelessness and rural health care at WSKG Public Radio in Binghamton, New York. Her reporting has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition.