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In Russia, the incidence of syphilis over 18 years fell ten times

At the end of 2018, the Russian Ministry of Health fixes a decrease in the incidence of syphilis. Indicators fell ten times compared with 2000, reports RT.

In 2018, the incidence rate of Russians was 16.5 cases per 100 thousand people, 18 years ago it was 165.7 cases per 100 thousand people. In total, 24.5 thousand people lived in the country with a diagnosis of syphilis in 2018 (239.3 thousand in 2000).

The highest incidence rate is registered in the Republic of Tuva, where 43.5 cases of syphilis account for 100 thousand people. Irkutsk Oblast (33.7 cases), Primorsky Krai (31.6), Altai Republic (31.6) and Kaluga Oblast (31.4) follow it.

The least likely to suffer from syphilis are residents of Kalmykia – 2.5 cases per 100 thousand people. Also, a low incidence rate was noted in the Kostroma region (3.3), the republics of Karelia (3.7), Komi (3.8) and Dagestan (3.8).

The decrease in the incidence of syphilis is associated with effective prevention and an increase in the level of medical literacy of Russians. So says the chief freelance specialist of the Ministry of Health in dermatology and cosmetology Nikolai Potekaev. Even if the patient does not go to the doctor himself, the disease is found in preparation for surgery or during the medical examination. Condom promotion has also played a role.

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