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Syphilis Cases in Japan Mark Record High for 3rd Consecutive Year

November 28, 2023
The number of annual syphilis cases in Japan reached 13,251 as of November 19 on a preliminary basis, setting a record for the third year in a row. According to statistics released by the Tokyo Metropolitan Infectious Disease Surveillance Center…

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