Journal article

A Nationwide Spatiotemporal Analysis of Syphilis Over 21 Years and Implications for Prevention and Control in China

Yusha Tao, Marcus Y Chen, Joseph D Tucker, Jason J Ong, Weiming Tang, Ngai Sze Wong, Minjie Chu, Xun Zhuang, Christopher K Fairley, Lei Zhang

CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Syphilis control programs have been scaled up due to the substantial burden in China. We analyzed syphilis incidence according to demographic, spatiotemporal, and economic factors. The increasing latent syphilis diagnoses and declining congenital syphilis suggest the effectiveness of scale-up screening. However, primary and secondary cases persist, especially in inland provinces.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Key Project of Philosophy and Social Sciences Research in Jiangsu Education Department


Awarded by Nantong Municipal Bureau of Science and Technology


Awarded by Precision Targeted Intervention Studies Among High Risk Groups for HIV Prevention in China, National Science and Technology Major Project


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Key Project of Philosophy and Social Sciences Research in Jiangsu Education Department (grant number 2018SJZDI123); the Nantong Municipal Bureau of Science and Technology (grant number HS2016002); the Jiangsu Overseas Visiting Scholar Program for University Prominent Young and middle-aged Teachers and Presidents; and Precision Targeted Intervention Studies Among High Risk Groups for HIV Prevention in China, National Science and Technology Major Project (grant number 2018ZX10721102).