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More Positive Cases of Syphilis in Lubbock


The Lubbock Health Department continues to contact people Tuesday, who may have been affected by syphilis. As they do, a few more people have been diagnosed positive.

Monday the health department said there were 11 cases of syphilis in Lubbock County and the number may be rising. Ten cases were reported in the past month and a half, while only nine cases were reported during all of last year.

Syphilis is treatable, but it requires a specialized injection. The Lubbock Health Department is offering free tests and treatment, just call 775-2933 to set up an appointment.

If left untreated, syphilis can be fatal.

Syphilis Outbreak Prompts Health Alert
The Lubbock Health Department is alerting anyone who's been sexually active, and doesn't know the health status of their partner, to get tested for Syphilis.

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