Syphilis:
1) The common and scientific name of the disease.
Syphilis can also be called Lues



2) What causes it? How is it transmitted?
Syphilis is a dangerous bacterial infection known as sexually transmitted disease, syphilis can only be transmitted by sexual contact although it can also be transmitted from a mother to a child during, before or at birth.


3) What are the symptoms? How long do they last? Is it deadly?
Syphilis is caused by a deadly bacteria called spirochete (treponema pallidum) It is shaped like a spiral or a cork screw, it cannot be seen with a naked eye, but it can be seen with a microscope. Syphilis can be deadly if being left untreated or cared if it is this case, this disease can last forever and cannot be cured too.

4) Can it be cured? If so, how? If not, is there any way that we can at least treat it?
Syphilis can be cured by taking penicillin or antibiotics but it takes time. If this disease is not being taken cared or left untreated, there will be rash all over the body, back, arm, leg and even the face. If this is STILL untreated, the micro-organismzs will damage the heart, aorta(something shaped like a tube which is connected to the heart), brain, eyes and bones. In some cases, the effects can be horrible

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Refrences: http://www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology/ECE4/html/syphilis_i.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syphilis