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New FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape: Factors Contributing to Congenital Syphilis Cases – New York City, 2010–2016


Factors Contributing to Congenital Syphilis Cases – New York City, 2010–2016

CDC’s MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity. The goal is to describe the epidemiology and implications of syphilis infections among pregnant women and resulting cases of congenital syphilis in New York City (NYC) during 2010–2016. The activity is based on a review of NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) data.

CVD mortality rates have steadily declined over approximately the last 40 years, but heart disease and stroke remain the 1st and 5th leading causes of death in the U.S. Learn more about the Million Hearts 2022 initiative put in place to address this issue and earn FREE CE.This activity is intended for obstetricians, gynecologists, women’s health practitioners, pediatricians, family medicine practitioners, infectious disease specialists, nurses, pharmacists, public health officials, and other clinicians who treat and manage pregnant women with or at risk for syphilis, and their offspring.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. describe national recommendations for syphilis screening during pregnancy,
  2. evaluate factors contributing to congenital syphilis cases during 2010–2016 in NYC, and
  3. identify three clinical and public health implications of this review of NYC DOHMH data related to congenital syphilis cases reported during 2010–2016.

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