Syphilis - Syphilis Monday 4:10 PM Known as the Great Pox...

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Originally used mercury Ehrlich- came up with a heavy metal treatment 103 for a day or so Can be killed by very high body temp. Now antibiotics Treatment- Known as the Great Pox over time resistance and Virulence 90% initially ? now Mortality- Chancre- spread high number of microorganisms initially produced weeping sores over hole body Very contagious primary syphilis (chancre on genitals) then body gets rid of 20% the immune system doesn't completely clear Secondary Syphilis (Fever & skin rash) 6 weeks Brain Infection, Insanity Ruptured blood vessels Bone destruction Heart destruction Long-tem problem Problems only found in individuals that don't completely clear bacteria Tertiary Syphilis 10 yrs later then to just sores on genitalia Symptoms- produces lesions (now mild) 60% if scientists Treponema pallidum - bacteria, spirochete Treponema pertenue Almost completely identical to syphilis Not a STD
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