Syphilis in the Media

Syphilis in the Media

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  • Response to Syphilis Outbreak Steps up Again: The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Media Release. 26 March 2019
  • Syphilis outbreak reaches metropolitan Adelaide: SHINESA. 16 November 2018
  • Health authorities declare syphilis outbreak has spread to Adelaide:  ABC News. 14 November 2018
  • Baby born with syphilis in South Australia for first time in 18 years: ABC News. 29 Oct 2018
  • Government spends $8.8 million to curb syphilis outbreak: National Indigenous Times.  17 October 2018
  • Young Deadly Syphilis Free campaign new resources: | news. 10 september 2018
  • Syphilis in northern communities: The Saturday Paper. 8-14 September 2018
  • What’s behind Australia’s syphilis outbreak and the rise of STIs?: Pathology Awareness Australia. 31 August 2018
  • Unborn baby’s death from syphilis prompts call for Victorian women to be tested: ABC News. 9 August 2018
  • Government launches critical new weapon in fight against syphilis: National Indigenous Times. 8 August 2018
  • Syphilis: How deadly disease has spread in Australia: BBC News, Sydney. 26 July 2018
  • Public health response needed to manage syphilis outbreak: RACGP Media Release. 18 July 2018
  • Syphilis shame needs to be eradicated too: National News, © 4CA Cairns. 12 July 2018
  • Syphilis has returned to Queensland in epidemic proportions, and it’s killing babies: ABC News. 11 July 2018
  • Young Deadly Syphilis Free Resources: Young, Deadly, Syphilis Free Newsletter. 14 June 2018
  • Syphilis jumps to Western Australia: ABC News. 17 Mar 2018
  • Syphilis Outbreak Evolving: Young Deadly Free update. 22 February 2018
  • Syphilis out of control in the north: National Indigenous Times. 7 February 2018
  • Commitment and investment needed to address syphilis epidemic: RACGP Media Release. 31 January 2018
  • Syphilis ‘should never happen in a developed nation’: Extract from report by: Meredith Griffiths, ABC National Reporting Team, ABC News online. 6 November 2017
  • Sexual health crisis: Syphilis epidemic rages as doctors sound alarm on rising HIV rates: NITV News. 20 Oct 2017
  • New campaign to prevent syphilis in remote Indigenous communities: ABC Radio, PM. 6 July 2017
  • New initiative to prevent the spread of syphilis in remote Indigenous Communities: SAHMRI media release. 29 June 2017
  • A national shame: Positive Living Magazine. 22 June 2017
  • ‘A national shame’: Spike in Indigenous STI rates prompts call for urgent action: SAHMRI news. 7 March 2017
  • Syphilis outbreak in NT ‘massive’, doctors urge awareness in remote communities: ABC News. 28 February 2017
  • Stripping down stigma: Get tested, get treated, no drama: NITV. 2 December 2016
  • An update on STIs and BBVs: NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alert. 30 November 2016
  • ‘Aboriginal Health and wellbeing is close to my heart’ – Ken Wyatt. Koori Mail. 16 November 2016
  • HIV rates in Indigenous Australians at all time high: SAHMRI News. 14 November 2016
  • Six infant deaths from congenital syphilis spark urgent calls for sexual health education funding. ABC News. 8 February 2016
  • Syphilis warning for young Indigenous Queenslanders: NITV. 9 December 2015
  • Indigenous babies at risk as syphilis infections soar by 500 per cent in five years: Herald Sun. 27 September 2015
  • Northern Australia syphilis outbreak is about government neglect, not child abuse: The Conversation. 17 July 2015
  • Time to eliminate infectious syphilis in remote Indigenous communities. AMA media release. 15 May 2011

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