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Syphilis Surge (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-11-17

Duration: 00:04:48

Subjects: Newborn infants | Health | Syphilis


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Veillon, Edward Interviewee


This segment from the November 17, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the increase in syphilis cases in Louisiana in both adults and newborns. She interviews Dr. Edward Veillon, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, who discusses the symptoms and treatment for the disease.