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Rise in syphilis cases in newborns causes concern 

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DOH orders increase in syphilis testing of all pregnant women to prevent congenital syphilis in babies 

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) renewed a 2021 Public Health Order (PHO) to protect newborns from syphilis on September 30, 2022. The PHO mandates that all medical providers serving pregnant women follow best practices by testing all pregnant women for syphilis multiple times.

 

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