chlamydia chlamydia  /klæ ˈmaɪ di ə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
  2. (n) coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract

Usage(s):

  1. In Italy, chlamydia in the 14-24 age group is rising 10% annually.
  2. What's more, chlamydia may make women more vulnerable to the human papilloma virus, the other STD linked to cervical cancer.
  3. The infection is not as readily apparent in women; chlamydia can remain unnoticed in the cervix, producing no apparent symptoms.

News

  1. Alaska STD Rates Going Back Up

    Gonorrhea and chlamydia infections had been on decline, but now are starting to rise
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTVA Anchorage

  2. Chlamydia protein has an odd structure, scientists find

    Discovery of the structure of a protein secreted by the chlamydia bug may lead to novel therapies for the common sexually transmitted disease, which infects more than a million Americans annually.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Research and Markets: Chlamydia Infections - Pipeline Review Report, H1 2013 Edition

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Chlamydia Infections - Pipeline Review, H1 2013" report to the
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  • Public health minister Caroline Flint said: "Improving the nation's sexual health is a key government priority and improving access times to sexual health clinics, chlamydia screening and this campaign will all help to drive down the number of cases...
    on Nov 10, 2006 By: Caroline Flint Source: BBC News

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