Christmas is a poxy time!
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.”