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High Infant Syphilis Rates a Concern for Philadelphia Health Officials


Rates of syphilis passed onto infants are at the highest Philadelphia has seen in decades. WHYY’s Nina Feldman reports that concerns health officials because the disease is most dangerous when babies are born with it.

(Original air-date: 11/13/21)

Nina Feldman covers health for WHYY, where her reporting has focused on the opioid epidemic, disparities in health care, and most recently the coronavirus pandemic. Before coming to Philadelphia in 2018, she worked in public radio in New Orleans.