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Transcript of Chlamydia
First discovered in 1907 by Stanislaus von Prowazek in Berlin.
A sexually transmitted disease that is transmitted by direct contact.
Activities such as oral, vaginal and anal intercourse.
The disease can also be transmitted by vaginal birth by an infected mother.
Since chlamydia is caused by a bacteria, antibiatics can be taken to cure it.
When taken properly it will stop the infection and could decrease your chances of having complications later on. Medication for chlamydia should not be shared with anyone
Harm to the host
Most people do not even now their infected.
The most common STD in the United States.
Men: Genital itching, painful urination, painful or swollen testicles, discharge from the penis, inflamed rectum, sore and red throat, inflamed eyelids
Women: Inflamed rectum, painful urination, vaginal discharge, back and abdominal pain, painful intercourse, bleeding between cycles,
nausea or fever.
Infants: most infants usually contract the disease during birth by an infected mother; conjunctivitis or pneumonia may result.
The mucous membrane of the genital region, throat and eyes in the human body are the usual reservoirs for chlamydia.
If this disease is not treated properly and is not detected early on then serious illnesses may develop.
Abstinence, latex condoms for oral, vaginal and anal intercourse, frequent examination between partners.
Suthar, Reshma. "CHLAMYDIA." CHLAMYDIA. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.
<i>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</i>. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 Sept. 2014. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.
Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the United States.
Most people who have chlamydia don’t know it since the disease often has no symptoms.
Sexually active females 25 years old and younger need testing every year.