According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Syphilis cases in North Carolina are on the rise, increasing 23 percent from 2021 to 2022.

Cases among women jumped from 360 in 2019 to 837 in 2022, a 133 percent increase, according to preliminary data. This increase in syphilis infections among women is also causing an increase in syphilis in babies, called congenital syphilis (CS). Congenital syphilis increased 31 percent in 2022 (55 cases) compared with 2021 (42 cases). In 2012, there was one reported case of congenital syphilis. [source]

Read more and learn about North Carolina’s public health law requirements on screening all pregnant women for syphilis here.