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    Chlamydia is known as an infection that is caused by a type of bacteria that is passed during through sexual contact (Planned Parenthood 2014). It is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the United States. Statistics show that about 3 million American women and men are infected with chlamydia every year (Planned Parenthood 2014). Mostly it is common amongst women and men under the age of 25 (Planned Parenthood 2014). It is more than three times as common as gonorrhea and is fifty times as common as syphilis (Planned Parenthood 2014). The STD can infect these parts of the body which are the penis, vagina, cervix, anus, urethra, eye or the throat (Planned Parenthood 2014). This STD has no symptoms (Planned Parenthood…

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    Existing Problem The existing health problem is the increased rate of chlamydia infections affecting sexually active women under the age of 25. The CDC (2015) has estimated one in 20 sexually active young women aged 14 to 24 years has a chlamydia infection. Women who are infected are at high risk of developing reproductive health problems because chlamydia infections can present without symptoms. The CDC (2011) reported that fewer than half of the people who should be screened receive…

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    Chlamydia Disease

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    Chlamydia is common sexually transmitted disease. It is a genus of pathogenic bacteria. This bacteria is eukaryotic and gram negative. It depends on the host for ATP and energy metabolism, therefore an obligate intracellular organism. Chlamydia has three species, namely, C.pneumoniae, that causes a type of pneumonia, C.psittaci, that causes psittacosis and C.trachomatis that causes various diseases such as trachoma, inclusion conjunctivitis and nongonococcal urethritis. Chlamydial infections are…

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    Chlamydi A Case Study

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    with sexually transmitted diseases. A summary of work undertaken to date and plans for the future 1. Background Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It is the commonest STI of bacterial origin, globally and in the United Kingdom (UK) (World Health Organisation, 2008). In 2014, Chlamydia was the most commonly diagnosed STI in the UK, with 47% of diagnoses, and the prevalence is 3 to 6 percent amongst sexually active individuals aged…

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    Chlamydia Chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States and a leading cause of infertility in women. It is most prevalent in sexually active younger population less than age twenty-four. In 2015, a total of 1,526,658 chlamydial infections were reported to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in fifty states and the District of Columbia. This case count corresponds to a rate of 478.8 cases per 100,000 population (CDC, 2016).…

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    Essay On Chlamydia

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    Kassandra Morain Chlamydia: A Silent Infection Among the age groups, teens and young adults are the ones who seem most affected by cases of chlamydia. There are a reported 3 million cases per year, but due to the fact that not every case are reported and also due to the fact that a lot of symptoms of the diseases are not recognized, the number is likely a lot higher than that. Preventable by use of protective devices such as latex condoms, there are yearly screenings and tests for chlamydia…

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    Chlamydia: The Silent Killer Javier Martin Waukesha County Technical College Section 11274 Instructor: Dr. Tracy Neher April 30, 2017 Chlamydia: The Silent Killer A sexually transmitted infection that affects approximately 3 million Americans per year with a yearly cost of 2.1 billion dollars for treatment and prevention is caused by the bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis. Known as the silent disease for its ability to conceal itself in the body, chlamydia…

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    Spike, N., Scott, J., . . . Magin, P. (2014). Testing and screening for chlamydia in general practice: A cross-sectional analysis. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(6), 542-547. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12261 Study Type (specific type e.g., cohort, RCT, specific qualitative study, and etc.). A cross-sectional analysis from one large cohort study *Evidence Level (I, II, III, IVA, IVB, VA. VB, VI) Level VB based on it being a cross-sectional study Sample Size Sample size of 829…

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    Chlamydia Case Study

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    Chlamydia is the most prevalent curable sexual transmitted infection in Australia (1,2). In 2008, it was nearly 60,000 cases reported and in 2012 around 82,707 cases had been diagnosed (3,4), the annual surveillance report from Kirby institute (2015) shows that the chlamydia incidence is quite high among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island population over the past five years (2). The cause of high prevalence of chlamydia infection is mainly because insufficient attention towards the STI among…

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    The genus chlamydia is made of three species called C. psittaci, C. pneumoniae, and C. trachomatis. Today we will be focusing on C. trachomatis. It stains gram negative which means it has a thin cell wall and it is bacillus or rod shaped. C. trachomatis is also an obligate intracellular organism which means it cannot exist without a host cell. This leads us into our next segment on how C. trachomatis affects us as human beings. To many of us we know C. trachomatis as chlamydia, which is…

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