chlamydia : Definition, Usages, News and More

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chlamydia

kla mahy dee uh

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

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

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