Chlamydia Control: A Comparative Review from the USA and UK

Low, Nicola; Geisler, William M.; Stephenson, Judith M.; Hook, Edward W. (2013). Chlamydia Control: A Comparative Review from the USA and UK. In: Aral, Sevgi O,; Fenton, Kevin A.; Lipshutz, Judith A. (eds.) The New Public Health and STD/HIV Prevention (pp. 401-429). New York: Springer 10.1007/978-1-4614-4526-5_20

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Chlamydia trachomatis infection (chlamydia) is the most common notifiable bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide. In the United States of America (USA) in 2009, 1,244,180 cases of chlamydia were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the largest number of cases ever reported to CDC for any notifiable disease [1]. It has been estimated, from population prevalence surveys, that approximately 2 % of sexually active adults aged 18–44 years old in the UK [2] and 2.2 % (CI, 1.8–2.8 %) of the US population aged 14–39 years [3] are infected with chlamydia. This level of prevalence in the USA translates into an estimated 2,291,000 (95 % confidence interval, CI, 1,857,000–2,838,000) chlamydia infections each year [3]. Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are about 92 million new cases of chlamydia each year [4].

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Low, Nicola

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISBN:

978-1-4614-4525-8

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

30 Jun 2014 14:54

Last Modified:

02 Jan 2015 13:46

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-1-4614-4526-5_20

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.54126

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/54126

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