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Chlamydia soars in U.S.

Posted - Nov. 30, 2004 at 10:20 a.m.



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The number of sexually transmitted chlamydia infections reported in the United States rose more than 5 percent last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday.

Total cases of the disease numbered 877,478 in 2003, compared to 834,555 cases in 2002.

Chlamydia is an easily cured bacterial infection that, if left untreated, can cause severe health problems. Reuters

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