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    More Syphilis Found in Porn Actors

    NEW YORK - JANUARY 08:  A man passes by an adult video store January 8, 2009 in New York.  According to reports, Porn industry leaders Larry Flynt and Joe Francis are asking for five billion dollars of government bailout money because the industry has been hit hard by the U.S. economic woes.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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    Four more cases of syphilis have been found in Los Angeles porn actors, bringing the total number of those affected to nine, the Los Angeles health department said on Tuesday. A trade group had already called for an industry shutdown after five cases were reported last week. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health director Dr. Jonathan Fielding said the outbreak is “not surprising” and that it “will grow.” All those infected are in the industry, but it’s unclear whether they contacted it on set or off. The Free Speech Coalition called for a nationwide filming moratorium over the weekend, and told all performers to get tested and get penicillin shots before returning to work.

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