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Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It has often been called “the great imitator” because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other diseases.

For more information on syphilis in Alabama, visit Syphilis Elimination Effort (SEE).

For more information on syphilis, including signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, visit Syphilis - CDC Fact Sheet.

Additional data on STD rates by age, gender, and geographic location are found in CDC's annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report

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