Queensland syphilis cases on the rise, especially amongst Indigenous youth and gay men


ABC News, 28th April 2016

The sharp increase in syphilis cases seen in Queensland in 2015 has continued its trend, with Indigenous youth over-represented in infection statistics, Queensland Health says.

Key points:

  • Queensland Health records 238 cases of syphilis in the first quarter of 2016
  • Doctors say the rise in dating apps has contributed to an increase in the disease among gay men
  • State Government due to release a sexual health strategy

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By J Pope

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