Christ­mas is a poxy time!

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

NEVER mind Santa Claus, SYPHILIS is com­ing to town.

The Scot­tish county of La­nark­shire has been suf­fer­ing from a rise in cases of the Span­ish Pox, prompt­ing a health warn­ing.

Syphilis is passed on by un­pro­tected vagi­nal, anal or oral sex.

Symp­toms can in­clude gen­i­tal sores, a blotchy red rash on the hands or feet and a high fever.

Lo­cal NHS con­sul­tant Dr John Lo­gan said: “With an in­crease in the num­ber of peo­ple in La­nark­shire be­ing di­ag­nosed with syphilis, we feel it is im­por­tant to high­light the risks of un­pro­tected sex.”

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