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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    Canada - North America's Skank?

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...ada_health_sex

    VANCOUVER, Canada (AFP) - Vancouver is facing the worst outbreak of syphilis per capita in the developed world, with city health officials fearful of a looming epidemic of the sexually transmitted disease once thought almost wiped out in North America. Some 254 new cases have been diagnosed locally this year authorities said early this week -- more than the total for North America in two decades, with more expected, said Dr. Michael Rekart of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. "There's a lot of unsafe sex going on in Vancouver and the disease has simply taken hold," Rekart said. "Our outbreak is primarily among sex trade workers....
    el Guapo is a former 20 year +/- urban planner (just like you) who thought becoming an attorney was a good life choice.

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    Yeah baby! Nothing like a bit of the bad blood...
    "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." --Steve Martin

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    Damn whores...er I mean sex trade industry workers.

    Most maps include Mexico in North America. I wonder what their syphilis count is? Google anyone?

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    Ummmm, where to go with this........

    Al Capone would be rolling in his grave....

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    Unfortunately it goes with the HIV/AIDS and HepC.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I wonder what their syphilis count is?
    They figure if it's ignored long enough, it will go away.

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    Originally posted by The Irish One
    They figure if it's ignored long enough, it will go away.
    Yes -- after it kills you, it stops being a problem.

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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    death is not gaurunteed...

    LATE STAGE: If left untreated can cause damage to the brain, or heart, blindness and/ or death.
    "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." --Steve Martin

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    One more reason to legalize and regulate prostitution.

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