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Here's Why Chlamydia Screening In Women Is Important To Prevent STD

Chlamydia is a common STD prevalent among the youths nowadays. It is caused by a bacterium Chlamydia Trachomatis which infects both men and women. Chlamydial infection causes severe permanent damage to the female reproductive organs.

Technology advancement is so rapid nowadays that the newly discovered condoms by talented teens change their colors in case of STI. Still there are 3.2 million cases of STI reported between 2005 and 2014, according to the estimates by the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), headquartered in Stockholm. 

Here's Why Chlamydia Screening In Women Is Important To Prevent STD

Here's Why Chlamydia Screening In Women Is Important To Prevent STD

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This is an alarming news for the European countries.

This is an alarming news for the European countries.

European countries must create awareness to prevent chlamydia from spreading among its citizens.

Chlamydial infection causes fallopian tube tissue impairment in women.

Chlamydial infection causes fallopian tube tissue impairment in women.

This STI mainly spreads through the mixing of infected maternal serum with the fetus.

Though this STI is symptom-less, its diagnosis is quite comprehensible.

Though this STI is symptom-less, its diagnosis is quite comprehensible.

The director of ECDC, Andrea Ammon explained, "Chlamydia is straightforward to diagnose and can be effectively treated with antibiotics -- but it may also irreversibly damage a woman's reproductive organs. There is no available vaccine and after treatment, you can get re-infected if you do not take precautions."

Rates of Chlamydia increased by 5% between 2010 and 2014.

Rates of Chlamydia increased by 5% between 2010 and 2014.

According to the health agency, the cases involving Chlamydial infection are more common in women as compared to men.

Chlamydia is quiet and dangerous.

Chlamydia is quiet and dangerous.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. In 2010, 1,307,893 chlamydial infections were reported to CDC from 50 states and the District of Columbia. Under-reporting is substantial because most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and do not seek to test. Also, testing is not often done if patients are treated for their symptoms. An estimated 2.8 million infections occur annually in the U.S. Women are frequently re-infected if their sex partners are not treated."

Less Chlamydia cases are reported due to its asymptomatic nature.

Less Chlamydia cases are reported due to its asymptomatic nature.

There is an urgent need to create awareness among the people by the prevention and detection programs. Ammon further explained, "Good primary prevention, like health and sex education or condom promotion and distribution, is at the core of STI control. Widespread opportunistic testing or a screening program should be considered once effective primary prevention activities." Annual screening test for Chlamydia is recommended for all sexually active and pregnant women.

ECDC is working with health agencies across Europe to combat communicable diseases.

ECDC is working with health agencies across Europe to combat communicable diseases.

If untreated, Chlamydia can even cause serious reproductive disorders such as pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pain, infertility and ectopic pregnancy. It might also increase the chances of AIDS.

Please share and spread awareness about this STI with everyone you care for.

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