Soaring numbers of gay men are diagnosed with gonorrhoea and syphilis

Cases of syphilis in England have jumped 76 per cent since 2012, alarming new figures show.

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The infection, which can cause stroke, paralysis, blindness or death if left untreated, is becoming more prevalent, particularly among gay men, a report revealed today.

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Since 2012, syphilis diagnoses have risen by 76 per cent (from 3,001 to 5,288 in 2015) and gonorrhoea by 53 per per cent to 41,193.

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