Sexually acquired syphilis and congenital syphilis

Webinar summary

Date: 11 July 2019

Currently, there are three ´outbreaks’ of infectious syphilis in Western Australia, two of which are in metropolitan Perth. This webinar provides an update on the disease and explores the current 'outbreaks' of infectious syphilis in WA.

This webinar covers:

  • The clinical features of syphilis
  • An overview of syphilis epidemiology in WA, showing the three current outbreaks
    • Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley and Pilbara (part of an Australia-wide outbreak)
    • MSM (part of an Australia-wide outbreak)
    • Heterosexual people in metro Perth (most recent outbreak)
  • Presentation of three recent cases in metro Perth


Dr Donna Mak

Dr Benjamin Scalley