Syphilis in Scotland 2017: update

Publication Date: 31 July 2018

In this report, the 2017 data from the National Enhanced Surveillance of Infectious Syphilis Scotland (NESISS) are presented. 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).

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report


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