An outbreak of syphilis has Scott County health officials a bit worried. The director of the Scott County Health Department says they’ve had six cases of the sexually-transmitted disease reported so far this year compared to only seven cases all last year. Dr. Louis Katz says they’ve traced the outbreak to a number of 20 and 30 year olds. Katz is concerned because it takes so long for the syphilis symptoms to surface. He is trying to get anyone who thinks they may be infected to get tested. Katz says the tests are confidential.The disease can be treated with penicillin.
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