Nietzsche, Van Gogh, Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Lenin, Maupassant, Gandhi, Lincoln... These great men all have something in common, they have suffered from diseases.
Let's take a look at the origin of syphilis. In the 15th century, Columbus discovered America, and the Spanish brought smallpox to America. In return, the Spanish brought syphilis back from America. Syphilis spread from Spain to Sicily and Naples in Italy, then from Italy to France, from France to Poland, then to Russia and then to the Middle East. At the same time, Portuguese sailors caught syphilis in India, and then sailors from afar spread syphilis to China, from China to Japan. In short, syphilis runs faster than love, second only to rumors.
What are the transmission routes of syphilis
First, sexual contact transmission In clinical practice, more than 90% of syphilis is infected through sexual contact with syphilitic patients. The methods of sexual contact include sexual intercourse, hot kisses, and skin contact hugs. Due to the thin skin mucosa and abundant blood vessels in the genital area of the human body, sexual intercourse is in an extremely congested state. Sexual friction can cause minor damage, creating conditions for the invasion of syphilis pallidum.
Secondly, blood borne syphilis has a longer course of disease, and Treponema pallidum can lurk in the patient's blood for a period of time. Especially for patients with latent syphilis, who are infected with pathogens but have no clinical manifestations, healthy individuals and other disease patients can be infected with syphilis by inputting blood and blood products provided.
Thirdly, when pregnant women are infected with syphilis during pregnancy, the placenta is infected with syphilis. Pregnant women suffering from syphilis, if not detected and treated in a timely manner, or if not treated thoroughly, syphilis pallidum can be transmitted to the fetus through placental blood circulation, causing the fetus to be infected with syphilis. Placental infections mainly occur during early syphilis in pregnant women.
Fourthly, when the fetus is infected with syphilis through the birth canal, the syphilis pallidum in the birth canal infects the fetus, and the newborn becomes infected with syphilis.
Fifth, indirect contact transmission. Things used by syphilitic patients, such as the patient's clothes, bedding, articles, supplies, appliances, toilets, toilets and bath towels, may be contaminated by the patient's secretion and infected with syphilitic spirochete pallidum. Even healthy individuals who live closely with syphilis patients are prone to contracting syphilis when they come into contact with objects contaminated with pathogenic bacteria through minor wounds.