Syphilis Spike Hits Nasty Kansas City Metro

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Doctors in the Kansas City area are seeing an increase in syphilis, a dangerous sexually transmitted disease that has been growing more prevalent across Kansas and Missouri in recent years.

In Kansas, the number of reported syphilis cases has gone up every year since 2020, when 529 cases were reported. In 2021, the number rose to 801 and then 941 in 2022. , according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Missouri has seen more syphilis cases as well. In 2022, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a 259% increase in syphilis cases between 2015 and 2021.

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Kansas City area doctors see increase in this STD. And the medicine is in short supply

Sexually transmitted infections may be spreading more, one Kansas City area doctor said, because of a younger population, increased use of online dating platforms and a decrease in public health funding.