Chlamydia Screening in Ireland: a pilot study of opportunistic screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Ireland (2007-2009). Summary Integrated Report

Myles Balfe, Ruairi Brugha, Emer O'Connell, Deirdre Vaughan, Diarmuid O’Donovan, Claire Coleman, Ronan Conroy, Martin Cormican, Margaret Fitzgerald, Catherine Fleming, Hannah Mc Gee, Andrew Murphy, Grainne Ni Fhoghlu, Ciaran O’Neill & Paddy Gillespie
Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infection is the most common curable, bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide [1, 2]. The number of cases notified in Ireland increased from 3,353 in 2005 to 5,781 in 2009 [3]. Notifications have increased since 2004 when legislation requiring laboratory notification came into effect. Chlamydia is usually a ‘silent’ asymptomatic infection, spread without the knowledge of those transmitting and contracting it: most cases remain undetected and thus untreated. It is a...
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