Canada: Attack Launched Against High Syphilis Rate; Province's $2 Million Awareness Campaign Aimed at Club-Goers
May 31, 2011
Alberta has Canada's highest STD rates. After years of fighting escalating syphilis levels, the province has begun a $2 million (US $2.07 million) promotion to increase awareness among those who frequent bars and clubs.
"We need to be much more aggressive than we ever have been and we need a lot more help than we ever thought we would," noted Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky. His department will work to address the crisis in conjunction with the education, aboriginal affairs and housing ministries, the federal health and corrections department, and local community groups.
05.25.2011; Jodie Sinnema
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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