Chlamydia trachomatis

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  • Chlamydia Epidemiology: A Case Study

    Introduction The existence of Chlamydia trachomatis has only been acknowledged for a little bit over a century. The microorganism was discovered in 1907 by scientists Ludwig Halberstaedter and Stanislaus von Prowazek when they detected it in scrapings of the conjunctiva of an infected orangutan (Budai, 2007). The duo found that similar microbes were found in humans as well. The affected areas were the urethra of males, cervices of women and the eyes of their infants (Dimitrakov, 2002). Following the discovery of C. trachomatis, scientists began their research on the organism. Through several tests, the microbe was identified as a viral particle due to its diminutive size, obligate intracellular nature and inability to produce energy. However, after scientists began to perform several more analyses, it was discovered that the organism was far more complex than a virus. As a result of realizing that C. trachomatis has RNA and DNA nucleic acids, ribosomes, sensitivity to…

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  • Trachoma Research Paper

    a better mapping of the endemic regions, the SAFE strategy was implemented improving treatment and control of the disease across the Indigenous communities and more health units were created on the outback communities improving the accessibility to healthcare. However, the persistence of disease highlights a need for a shift of strategies or an increase of intensity on the existent measures. The efficiency evaluation of each SAFE strategy component currently in practice in Australia not only…

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  • Chlamydia Informative Speech

    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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  • Chlamydi A Case Study

    associated 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…

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  • Essay On Chlamydia

    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 Research Paper

    Chlamydia is a pathogen classified as bacteria, and it is an obligated intracellular organism it is lacks of mitochondria, so it does not produce its own energy and depends completely on the host’s cell metabolism (Oligosaccharide that mediated chlamydial infection is identified, 1997). Chlamydia can affect both men and women. Usually, people infected with this germ do not show evidence of symptoms or if they do, they would be mild, and sometimes when complications associated with the disease…

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  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Analysis

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is one of the most common infections in non-pregnant women of reproductive age, remains an important public health problem. It is associated with major long-term sequelae, including tubal factor infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. In addition, treatment of acute PID and its complications incurs substantial health care costs. Prevention of these long-term sequelae is dependent upon development of treatment strategies based on knowledge of the…

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  • Chlamydia Case Study

    Chlamydia screening for all females in juvenile detention amenities is suggested at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Torrone et al., 2015). Recognizing common factors of chlamydia could allow only specific screenings which would then reduce costs while still revealing many infections (Torrone et al. 2015). The study used various factors to classify features affiliated with chlamydia among females aged 12 to 18 years old in a juvenile detention facility in San Diego during January…

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  • How Does Social Media Impact Young Teenagers?

    When sex education is taught it is said to always wear protection such as condoms, even if you are on birth control. Sexually transmitted diseases can be contaminated and attached so easily and sometimes people are not even aware that they are have the disease. However, not everyone is taught this information from a young age mostly because maybe their school did not have a specific class to teach this essential information or because their parents never reinforced this information to them.…

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  • What Is Testing And Screening For Chlamydia In General Practice A Cross Sectional Analysis

    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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