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Low Cost Screening Could Halve Stillbirths Due To Syphilis

LONDON—Scientists from London and Switzerland have reported in The Lancet medical journal that a simple ante-natal screening test for syphilis and immediate treatment could halve the number of stillbirths caused by this infection — at very low cost. David Mabey, Professor of Communicable Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine — who wrote the accompanying comment article in The Lancet — talks with Peter Goodwin about the importance of this finding.

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