Syphilis - Minnesota Dept. of Health


Syphilis is a serious sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. Once syphilis enters the body, it can damage organs and the nervous system. Syphilis can be cured with antibiotics.

  • About Syphilis
    General Information about syphilis, including: fact sheets, syphilis information for women and men who have sex with men, symptoms, complications, prevention and treatment

  • For Health Professionals
    Information specific to health care providers regarding guidelines, treatment, testing, and reporting

  • For Community Partners
    Tools and resources for community partners who are hosting events.

  • Syphilis Statistics and Reports
    Reports and disease statistics for syphilis in Minnesota.

  • Syphilis Print Materials
    Fact sheets, brochures, flyers, signs, posters, and other materials about syphilis that you can print and use.

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Updated Friday, 07-Apr-2017 13:36:37 CDT