Posts Tagged ‘health’

Wal-mart fights Syphilis with…sales?

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Syphilis just keeps coming back- In Forsyth County, N.C., where the number of cases so far in 2009 — 140 — is more than triple all those reported in 2008, health officials have chosen an unlikely weapon to fight against it: Wal-Mart gift cards.

To tamp down the biggest outbreak the state has seen in years, health workers from that county spent a recent weekend canvassing neighborhoods, asking people to get tested for syphilis and HIV in exchange for a $10 card. <Source>

Problem is…chances are..If you’re in North Carolina…and met a girl in Wal-mart ..she probably has syphilis. ::shrugs::