07/07/2013 11:11 am ET Updated Sep 06, 2013

Syphilis Cases Rising In Detroit, Driven By Young Men In Their 20s | Detroit Free Press


Facing an alarming surge in syphilis cases, Detroit and state health authorities are launching a campaign alerting the public about the sexually transmitted disease that they say is making a comeback among a much younger crowd than in previous years.

“One of the things we’re learning is that with adolescents and young adults — they’ve not seen it, not experienced it, and they’re not seeing the early signs and symptoms,” said Karen Krzanowski, manager of the sexually transmitted disease section of the Michigan Department of Community Health.

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