Facebook led to syphilis: Health experts said that social networking site Facebook has given rebirth to sexually transmitted disease syphilis. Facebook is very popular in Sunderland, Durham and Teesside areas of England where this disease is spreading very quickly. People meet many new persons on the social networking site and after having unprotected sex with such people have high risks. Peter Kelly is director of public health in Teesside said that staff had found a link between the social networking sites and rise in syphilis cases especially in young women. He refused to figure out the name but said that he has seen several people who had met sexual partners through social networking sites. Social networking sites are portal where people can easily meet for casual sex. Spokesperson from Facebook said that people using the social networking should be cautious while meeting the people in real to whom they know by net only.
About the disease syphilis: Syphilis is disease which is sexually transmitted and it is caused by the spirochetal bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum. These may also transmit from mother to child but in most of cases it is found that it transmits due to sexual contact. There are many symptoms of syphilis by which one can know about the disease. It was not easy to know about this disease in past but now it is easy to determine and many treatments are available. Primary syphilis can be detected by ulcers which appear within 10 to 90 days of after initial exposure. These ulcers are called chancre and these may be painless or can cause pain. It is usually found on sexual organ and can also develop on other parts of body. These ulcers may disappear whether treated or not but about one third people will progress to chronic stages. Secondary syphilis is often marked by skin rashes which may appear after three to six weeks appearance of chancre. These rashes may be on whole body or can be on some specific places. Other symptoms also may occur, such as mild fever, fatigue, headache, sore throat, as well as patchy hair loss, and swollen lymph glands throughout the body. These rashes may disappear in one or two year and can appear again and if not treated then syphilis can enter into a latent stage at which the disease is no more infectious and no symptoms are present.
Social networking site Facebook: Facebook is social networking site which was founded by Mark Zuckerberg along with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes while he was a student at Harvard University. Website’s membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 400 million active users worldwide and increasing at very faster rates.Share