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Assertion :Syphilis is transmitted through sexual contact or exchange of blood or through placenta to a foetus. Reason: Syphilis is caused by Haemophilus ducreyi.


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Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
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Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion
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C
Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect
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D
Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect
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The correct option is C Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacterium Treponema pallidum. It causes sores, blisters, ulcers on genitals, anus or mouth. It is transmitted through sexual contact or exchange of blood or through placenta to a foetus. Haemophilus ducreyi is the causative agent of the sexually transmitted infection chancroid.
Thus, the correct answer is 'Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect.'

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