Syphilis in Scotland
An Official Statistics publication for Scotland
- 26 May 2020 (Latest release)
- Statistical report
- Public Health Scotland
- Conditions and diseases
- Sexual health
This report presents the 2019 data from the National Enhanced Surveillance of Infectious Syphilis Scotland (NESISS). This enhanced surveillance system was established in December 2002 and collates laboratory and clinical information on infectious syphilis.
Data are returned from two sources:
- sexual health clinics – clinicians and sexual health advisors across Scotland provide demographic and behavioural information on individuals presenting at clinics via a paper form
- diagnostic laboratories – microbiology staff provide details of test results directly to HPS or via the Electronic Communication of Surveillance in Scotland System (ECOSS)
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