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A Closer Look (Microbe Hunters: Syphilis) #194731

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 04, 2000
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(Studio: Kevin Newman) Report introduced.

(Raleigh, North Carolina: Erin Hayes) The search by "microbe hunters" for syphilis featured; details given of the target areas in the South, especially African-American communities. [North Carolina Health and Human Services Department Evelyn FOUST - says we can make syphilis a disease of the past.] [Wake County STD/HIV Clinics Dr. Peter LEONE - talks about the race against syphilis.] The deep suspicion that syphilis is the legacy of the notorious Tuskeegee experiments of the 1930s explained. [American Social Health Association Deborah ARRINDELL - says African-Americans lack confidence in the public health system.] [LEONE - says syphilis must be extinguished or it will move across the nation.] [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. George COUNTS - says the goal is to eliminate syphilis by 2005.]

(Studio: Kevin Newman) The rise in syphilis in Hong Kong and Russia noted.

Hayes, Erin;
Newman, Kevin

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