Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Headline The Ohio State Parents Hate to See: "Syphilis outbreak persists in Columbus"

Mom, could
you stop at the
drugstore for,
uh, my friend?
Students walking through the RPAC in recent weeks might have noticed a sign outside of the Student Wellness Center that read: “ATTENTION COLUMBUS, SYPHILIS OUTBREAK, GET TESTED.”

Ohio State Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs said the notice at the Student Wellness Center wasn’t a response to an increase in the number of cases on campus, but rather in the number of cases in the Greater Columbus area.

And Columbus Public Health lists a Columbus syphilis outbreak on its website.

Its most recent release about the outbreak was issued Nov. 4 and said data from the Ohio Department of Health showed a 34 percent increase in cases from January through August, compared to January through August 2013.


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