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Explaining the staggering rise of syphilis in newborn babies

The last decade has brought an alarming rise in the number of babies born in the U.S. with syphilis. New CDC data showed more than 3,700 babies born with the disease in 2022, about 10 times the number born in 2012. Dr. John Venchiere, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at LSU Health in Shreveport, Louisiana, joins Amna Nawaz to explain the increase and what can be done.

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