Extra Edition: Poultry Work Turned Deadly. Green Light for a Plan to Reopen Madera Hospital. Neonatal Syphilis on the Rise. Clarifying Misconceptions About Herpes.

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Extra Edition: Poultry Work Turned Deadly.

Poultry processing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country due to the risk of amputations from heavy machinery, burns from hazardous chemicals and chronic injuries from repetitive motion, according to OSHA, the federal agency that enforces workplace safety regulations. In a recent case, an employee recently lost his life after falling into a poultry waste pit at an organic processing plant in San Joaquin Valley’s city of Sanger. A reporter followed up and interviewed several workers who complained about “dangerous” working conditions. She shares findings of her reporting..

Guest: Melissa Montalvo, Contributing Reporter, The Fresno Bee, Central Valley News Collaborative, Fresno, CA.

Green Light for a Plan to Reopen Madera Hospital.

A federal judge approved a plan to reopen the Madera Community Hospital later this summer after agreeing to a management deal proposed by a Modesto-based firm. This comes after months-long negotiations. What’s involved in this plan?

Guest: Melissa Montalvo, Contributing Reporter, The Fresno Bee, Central Valley News Collaborative, Fresno, CA.

Neonatal Syphilis on the Rise.

The number of babies born with syphilis multiplied by ten along tha last decade. This coincides with rising syphilis cases among women of reproductive age, who often face tragic outcomes like miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, and lifelong medical issues. Newborn syphilis occurs when mothers do not receive timely testing and treatment during pregnancy. An expert discusses the causes, shares CDC recommendations and urges for concerted action.

Guest: Dr. Leandro Mena, Director of the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Clarifying Misconceptions About Herpes.

Shingles infections are more common than people think. On the eve of Shingles Awareness Week, a medical expert shares information about the consequences of shingles and what to do to prevent it. Who is at risk for shingles? What are its long-term effects? What are the most common misconceptions?

Guest: Dr. Daniel Verdi, Senior Medical Director, GSK, Philadelphia, PA.

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