The doctors found six syphilis patients in the small district of Mikitamyae, which is in Central Estonia. The remarkable thing about that is that all those patients were elderly people over 50 years of age, the oldest of them was 70.
The 70-year-old patient with such a sad diagnosis confessed to the doctors that he had had a sexual intercourse with a woman of his age. “This” happened after the couple drank alcohol beverages. As it turned out, the woman, from whom the old man caught syphilis, was sick with this venereal illness for several years.
Doctors found four other syphilis patients at the end of March. All of them were lonely people in need, and fond of drinking. And all of them were between 50-70 years of age.