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Location: Illinois
Topic: Congenital syphilis
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Congenital syphilis: Illinois and US, 2008-2012 Average

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• In Illinois during 2008-2012 (average), the rate of congenital syphilis was 12.9 cases per 100,000 live births, compared to an overall rate of 9.6 cases per 100,000 live births in the U.S. 
• 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.
  • Retrieved March 23, 2019, from