July 18, 2005 |
As many as one in 20 teenage girls and women, and more than 2% of the general population in America are infected with chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, U.S. researchers have reported. Pregnant women attending publicly funded clinics and economically disadvantaged youths are especially at risk of the bacterial infection, which can cause serious problems including infertility if untreated, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found.
May 15, 2006 |
Young women risk being infected with chlamydia more than once, researchers reported last week at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference in Jacksonville, Fla. Chlamydia is the most common STD among women and, in 70% of cases, causes no symptoms. The bacterial infection can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility. It can also make a woman more likely to be infected with or to pass on the AIDS virus.
September 28, 1989 |
Costa Mesa-based ICN Biomedicals Inc. said Wednesday that it has received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a new test for the diagnosis of chlamydia, the obscure but perhaps most common sexually transmitted disease in the nation. ICN Biomedicals, a majority-owned subsidiary of ICN Pharmaceuticals, said it will begin selling the test kits to physicians in the United States by the end of the year.
June 21, 1986 |
Synbiotics, which previously concentrated on diagnostic tests used in veterinary medicine, has filed a notification with the Food and Drug Administrattion to begin selling a rapid test that will determine the presence of a sexually transmitted disease that affects humans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1988 |
A silent epidemic, one that often goes undetected and untreated, is rendering adolescent girls in America sterile, according to Mary Ann Shafer, associate professor of pediatrics at UC San Francisco. The disease is known as chlamydia and it is now thought to be the most common sexually transmitted disease among adolescents, occuring in 8% to 25% of sexually active girls and 9% of sexually active boys.
May 11, 2006 |
An unusually virulent form of chlamydia has emerged in the United States, primarily among gay men, after an outbreak in Europe two years ago, federal researchers said Wednesday. There are about 80 confirmed cases in the U.S., but infectious-disease experts fear the actual number is substantially larger because this form of chlamydia is difficult to diagnose and many physicians are not aware of its existence.