Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Site of first chlamydia exposure makes big difference

Exposing the gut to chlamydia protects against subsequent infection in the genital tract and other tissues, researchers from UT Health San Antonio discovered. Chlamydia is the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experimental vaccine protects monkeys from blinding trachoma

An attenuated, or weakened, strain of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria can be used as a vaccine to prevent or reduce the severity of trachoma, the world's leading cause of infectious blindness, suggest findings from a National ...

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Wherever you are, time is running out for treating gonorrhoea

Mark King has had the clap so many times he's renamed it 'the applause'. The first time King had gonorrhoea, he was a teenager in the late 1970s, growing up with his five siblings in Louisiana.

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Researchers pilot new electronic system for infectious illness

Researchers at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Medical School, Atrius Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health have created and tested a set of computer programs that use electronic medical records to ...

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How did gonorrhea become a drug-resistant superbug?

The bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is resistant to multiple standard antibiotics and now threatens to develop resistance against ceftriaxone, which is on the World Health Organization List ...

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New chlamydia drug targets discovered using CRISPR and stem cells

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at the University of British Columbia have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with the human immune system.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to control chlamydia

They are young and mostly female: with more than 3.2 million reported cases between 2005 and 2014, chlamydia remains the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection (STI) across Europe. As chlamydia infection often ...

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