United Kingdom: Management of a Syphilis Outbreak in Street Sex Workers in East London
February 16, 2007
Authors in the current study sought to describe the control and management of an outbreak of syphilis among female street sex workers (SSWs) in east London.
"Outbreak management in this population was challenging: an MDT approach was crucial in identifying and treating syphilis to prevent onward transmission," the authors concluded. "There was a high prevalence of syphilis and other [STDs] in this cohort, and we treated the majority of cases. The formation of an OCT enabled us to monitor the outbreak and implement control measures more effectively. The novel intervention we describe has proved valuable in helping to control this syphilis outbreak."
Sexually Transmitted Infections
12.06; Vol. 82: P. 437-438; N. Lomax; H. Wheeler; S. Anaraki; H. Anderson; B. Goh
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