Medical Centers See Sharp Rise in Syphilis Cases in Tel Aviv

Of the 50 cases identified so far this year, 48 were men and half were HIV carriers.

Rates of syphilis have risen steeply in Tel Aviv, according to local medical centers. Ichilov Hospital and the Levinsky Clinic for Sexually Transmitted Diseases reported 50 cases of the disease between January and September, up from 39 during the same period in 2012.