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>> Heather: an infection once thought to be a thing of the past is back with a vengeance. Syphilis cases are skyrocketing, and risk of transmission to some of the youngest patients is a growing concern. Ctv's allison bamford explains. >> Reporter: inside this regina clinic, nurses are screening patients for sexually transmitted infections. And a simple blood test can catch one of saskatchewan's most rampant sti's. >> It's like a really bad car crash that we're all just watching and knowing we can prevent it. >> Reporter: syphilis now a growing problem across north and south america. New data from the world health organization shows the continents make up 42% of new cases globally. Here in canada, saskatchewan posed the highest case rate among the provinces. >> It's not like we don't know how to identify or treat syphilis. It's that we're having trouble controlling those numbers, whether it's through not enough testing, barriers to access to testing or to care. >> Reporter: researchers say a rise in substance use, lack of awareness, and stigma also play a role in transmission. >> The most devastating effect of syphilis in adults is congenital syphilis, which is the transmission from the mother to the fetus. >> Reporter: transmission that could result in miscarriage or developmental problems for the baby. Canada's congenital syphilis cases jumped nearly 600% from 2018 to 2022. An alarming surge considering provinces like manitoba went decades without recording a single case. >> We didn't really see syphilis for decades, so there's a lot of physicians and health care providers who don't really know what congenital syphilis looks like, so it's important to educate them. >> Reporter: known as the great imitator, syphilis can look like other infections and sometimes show no symptoms at all. Why testing can be a top priority. Typically a simple penicillin treatment can clear it right up. Allison bamford, ctv news, regina. >> Heather: the professional golfing world is mourning the shocking death of a player. Grayson murray died one day after he withdrew from a tournament. There were no immediate details on the circumstances. Murray was just 30 years old.

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