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**** shutdown due to syphilis outbreak
August 22, 2012 nationalpost.com
Syphilis outbreak among p@rn actors in L.A. halts movie production
LOS ANGELES — Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among p@rn performers, bringing the total to nine, and the discovery of more cases is likely, Los Angeles County’s top health official said Tuesday. Five cases were reported last week, causing a trade group for the multi-billion dollar industry to call for a halt in filming to prevent the spread of disease.
“It’s not surprising in the adult film industry that we would have transmission of all s3xually transmitted diseases because they’re having unprotected s3x, oftentimes with multiple actors,” said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The current number of syphilis cases in the most recent outbreak “will grow,” said Fielding, adding that an ongoing investigation is expected to uncover more cases. The latest discoveries were made through testing of the s3xual partners of the earlier cases found, he said. All those infected are also in the industry, but it remains unclear whether they contracted the illness on- or off-set, he said.