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On Sunday’s Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I looked at a number of topics related to organ donation, as it is National Donate Life Month.

During the first half of the show, I spoke with Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville and lead author of a recent study on compensating living kidney donors in JAMA Surgery, Thomas Peters, MD concerning the study and this bioethical, economic and public health issue.

Syphilis numbers are growing around the US and around the world as more and more states and countries release data. After the break at the bottom of the hour I spoke with Fred Wyand, the Director of Communications for the American Sexual Health Association to get a primer on the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis and a number of issues surrounding this huge public health issue.

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The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the first and only radio program dedicated to infectious disease and health news and information, airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area on AM 1380 The Biz and online at http://1380thebiz.com/

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  1. […] Syphilis cases increased to 654 in 2015 from 629 in 2014, a 4-percent increase. A new concern emerged with a 70-percent increase between 2014 and 2015 in syphilis cases among women. The increase occurred primarily among women of child-bearing age in all racial and ethnic groups, including pregnant women.  New syphilis infections continued to be centered within the Twin Cities metropolitan area and among males, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM). Three cases of pregnant women passing the infection to their babies (congenital syphilis) were reported in 2015. Seven cases of an uncommon form of the infection in the eye (ocular syphilis) were also reported. […]

  2. […] Syphilis instances elevated to 654 in 2015 from 629 in 2014, a four-% improve. A brand new concern emerged with a 70-% improve between 2014 and 2015 in syphilis instances amongst ladies. The rise occurred primarily amongst ladies of kid-bearing age in all racial and ethnic teams, together with pregnant ladies.  New syphilis infections continued to be centered inside the Twin Cities metropolitan space and amongst males, notably amongst males who’ve intercourse with males (MSM). Three instances of pregnant ladies passing the an infection to their infants (congenital syphilis) have been reported in 2015. Seven instances of an unusual type of the an infection within the eye (ocular syphilis) have been additionally reported. […]

  3. […] Talk Radio: Compensating Living Kidney Donors and a syphilis primer […]

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