Mississippi hit by 900% increase in newborns treated for syphili

“This seems like something that should have happened a hundred years ago, not last year,” the state’s former health officer said.

JACKSON, Miss. — The number of babies in Mississippi being treated for congenital syphilis has jumped by more than 900% over five years

uprooting the progress the nation’s poorest state had made in nearly quashing what experts say is an avoidable public health crisis