Closer Look: CDC, Morehouse School of Medicine Discuss Rising Rates of STD Diagnoses; Emory University Lecturer on Her New Memoir ‘All the Silent Spaces’

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions latest report about the rising rate of STDs is discussed during today's "Closer Look." Pictured is a tinted transmission electron micrograph of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria (light purple/black) inside a cell.
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions latest report about the rising rate of STDs is discussed during today's "Closer Look." Pictured is a tinted transmission electron micrograph of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria (light purple/black) inside a cell.
Credit BIOMEDICAL IMAGING UNIT, SOUTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL/SCIENCE SOURCE

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases reached an all-time high last year. Dr. Gail Bolan, director for CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, joins “Closer Look” from the CDC in Atlanta for a conversation about these rising rates, treatment and prevention.
  • 11:58: We continue our conversation on the CDC’s latest report on the rising rate of STDs with Dr. Walkitria Smith, Family Medicine Associate Program Director at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 26:41: Professor Christine Ristaino, a senior lecturer of Italian Studies at Emory University, discusses her recently-released memoir, “All the Silent Spaces.”
Professor Christine Ristaino, a Senior Lecturer of Italian Studies at Emory University, discusses her recently-released memoir, “All the Silent Spaces.” (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 48:23: Rose Scott gives a news brief on a letter the Georgia Environmental Protection Division sent Sterigenics, a medical sterilization facility in Cobb County, calling for further testing of the company’s emissions-reducing system.
  • And in other news, the Atlanta Braves lost Game 5 of the National League Division Series to the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.