| ||In the United States during 2008-2012 (average), the rate of congenital syphilis was 9.6 cases per 100,000 live births. |
| ||Sexually transmitted infections are risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, preterm delivery, birth defects, newborn illness and death. |
Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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