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STD Strategy Deemed Inadequate in Canada

by Rajashri on August 11, 2008 at 3:21 PM
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 STD Strategy Deemed Inadequate in Canada

Liberal house leader Laurie Blakeman has slammed the prevailing strategy to combat sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Alberta has the highest rate of syphilis in the country, with some five babies dying from the disease, while nine others contracted the disease perinatally.

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"How could we, in the third millennium, be dealing with the levels of syphilis that are out there in this province with this amount of money?" Blakeman asked. "This province doesn't know what to do with health so they keep shifting everything around hoping it will all work and this time out, I think they've impaired the ability of the public-health section to do their job."

She alleged that the government has been inactive in releasing what exactly its STD strategy is.

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