By: Bernard Smith, Coach Williams
WHAT IS SYPHILIS????
-Syphilis is a highly contagious STD
-It can cause various complications and can even cause death if not treated
WHERE DID IT COME FROM???
-"Columbian" and "pre-Columbian" Hypothesis
-"Columbian": Syphilis was carried to the America's to Europe by Christopher Columbus and his crew
How do you get Syphilis??
1.) Direct contact with a syphilis sore
2.) Mothers can pass it on to their babies during pregnancy
How do I know if I have Syphilis?
-Symptoms of syphilis occur in 3 stages..
STAGES OF SYPHILIS
STAGE 1: PRIMARY STAGE
-Appearance of a sore
-During the first stage of syphilis a bump or two will appear in the infected area.
Stage 2: SECONDARY STAGE
-Rash appears on the body usually on the palms of hands or bottoms of feet
Stage 3:TERTIARY/LATE STAGE
-Occurs when disease is left untreated
-Can cause stroke, paralysis, deafness, or dementia