Published August 12, 2010
| The Sun
A 3-year-old girl has been diagnosed with a deadly sexual disease.
Stunned doctors discovered the toddler had syphilis after her worried parents noticed sores on her body.
The condition can only be contracted through sexual contact — and last night an urgent probe was under way into how the toddler from Glasgow, Scotland, had become infected.
Her seven brothers and sisters have been taken into custody while police and social workers investigate.
Syphilis can cause paralysis, dementia and death, but it is easy to cure with antibiotics. Often, a person doesn’t know they have the disease, which is why it is easy to transmit.
Strathclyde Police and Glasgow City Council confirmed they are investigating.