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Communicable Disease Article 1 Communicable Disease Article (Chlamydia) Latrice Johnson Public and Community Health HCS/457 February 13, 2017 Jill Wiseberg, Instructor
Communicable Disease Article 2 Describe the disease and discuss efforts to control it A communicable disease is an illness that is spread from on person to another through skin to skin contact, sexual contact, bodily fluids, fecal matter, blood, airborne viruses, or insect bites. It is important to know what is considered a communicable disease and how they are transmitted. In this article, we are going to look at Chlamydia. Chlamydia is a disease that is spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex. Both men and women can be infected, but it is detected easier in woman than in men. It was the most frequently reported Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). [cdc16]. It can cause some severe and permanent damage to a woman's reproductive system and make it difficult for her to conceive. If conception is obtained, there is a chance that an ectopic pregnancy takes place and these can be fatal. Men who are infected don’t experience as many symptoms as women do which is why they are considered the carriers of this infection. When they are symptomatic, they experience a watery discharge from their penis or testicular pain and swelling. [Sat08]

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