Scientists are using genomic sequencing technology, like that used to tackle COVID-19 clusters, to track worsening syphilis outbreaks in Melbourne’s suburbs.
- Doctors are particularly concerned by a rise in the infection among women of reproductive age
- There has been an increase in people presenting with ocular syphilis, which can lead to vision loss or blindness
- It is hoped the genomic tracking will help target prevention and diagnosis
Doctors and specialists have reported a dramatic rise in…