‘Shocking’ rise in STIs during COVID alarms health workers

BY: - October 11, 2022

This article originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2019, Columbus, Ohio, had seven reported cases of congenital syphilis, or cases in which a newborn child was infected during pregnancy. Two years later, that number rose to 20. And now? “Year to date, we’ve already seen 28 cases,” said Dr. […]


Monkeypox is spreading but the Ohio Department of Health hasn’t spread the message

BY: - July 13, 2022

It may come as a surprise to most people in Ohio that in addition to dealing with the ongoing problem of COVID-19 ebbs and flows of infections and variants, we actually have an entirely different infectious disease to be concerned about: monkeypox. And the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has done very little else to […]

Syphilis cases in Ohio up 82% from 2016; some stillbirths have followed

BY: - July 5, 2022

The number of syphilis cases detected in Ohio jumped 82% between 2016 and last year, infecting thousands and leading to at least 48 congenital cases of the disease in 2021. More than 2,900 people statewide contracted syphilis last year, according to preliminary state level data shared by the Clark County Combined Health District, which operates […]