Syphilis Spreading in Houston, Penicillin in Short Supply”

By Donna Garner

A CDC spokesperson recently stated that the CDC has comprehensive surveillance systems to track communicable diseases; but a long-time, practicing Texas internist explained that the tracking is done by a person’s home address.

The physician went on to say, “The illegals are not being tested by the CDC for COVID much less for syphilis.”

To make matters worse, penicillin and Bicillin (used to treat syphilis) are experiencing a supply chain problem and are very hard to get.

In 2022, over 600,000 illegals crossed into the United States in one year with more than 10 million illegals pouring across our borders since Biden took office.

A large percentage of the illegals escaped into the United States; needless to say, the CDC does not know these illegals’ home addresses to be able to track the syphilis outbreak.

The Houston Health Department is currently launching a rapid public health response to a very serious local syphilis outbreak.


Syphilis is a bacterial, sexually transmitted-infection. Syphilis is spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with a syphilis sore.

These syphilis sores are passed by oral sex, anal sex, vaginal sex, genital skin-to-skin contact, or with someone who shares sexual fluids with another person(s).

This means the syphilis bacteria can be passed by touching genitals and/or sex toys and then touching another person’s eyes, mouth, nose, body parts, etc.

Even when contraceptives are used correctly, any skin outside the contraceptive area can carry the syphilis bacteria.


The numbers of syphilis cases are increasing rapidly in Houston and Harris County.

[Whenever you see any syphilis statistics, please remember that they are probably much worse because the millions of illegals who have escaped into the country have no home addresses by which the syphilis can be tracked.]

On July 13, 2023, Houston declared a syphilis outbreak and cited a 128% increase in cases among women and a 9-fold rise in congenital syphilis in Houston and Harris County.

In 2019, there were 1,845 new syphilis infections in Houston and the surrounding Harris County.

Among women, the rise in cases was even sharper: There were 295 new cases in 2019, which increased to 674 cases in 2022.

As per the CDC, between the years 2014 through 2019, 445 out of every 100,000 illegals tested positive for some form of syphilis.


The Mayo Clinic has reported that it is very dangerous to leave syphilis untreated because in adults as well as in children, the disease can eventually damage the brain, blood vessels, eyes, liver, nerves, heart, bones, and joints.

Pregnant mothers can pass syphilis to their unborn babies, causing fetal deaths, premature births, and/or birth defects.

The CDC explains, “Depending on their risk factors, others [pregnant mothers] may need to be tested for syphilis at their first prenatal visit, during the third trimester, and when their baby is born.”

Columbia University has reported that physicians are seeing an increase in syphilis across gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men as well as people born female.