What is the global incidence of chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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More than one million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide. [16] C trachomatis genital tract infections are common, with an estimated 105.7 million new worldwide cases in 2008. [17] Serosurveys have documented similar incidence figures in Australia, [18] New Zealand, [19] France, [20] Germany, [21] and the Netherlands. [22] A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Initiative for Vaccine Research (IVR) estimated that there were more than 140 million cases of C trachomatis infection worldwide. [23]


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