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Unformatted text preview: Epi 220, Nov 23 10 STD Malaria Important: Vector, Life cycle (Clinical features and symptoms), resistance to drugs and mechanisms, diagnosis (depending on where you are), risk factors, five different species and one of them is more serious than others (P. palciparum and why? – red blood cells, different clinical representation) Lecture 15: STD STD • Most cases – non-symptomatic • Genital herpes (1 million cases per year) – biggest portion of STDs • Most reportable STD – Chlamydia • Stigma and shame associated with STDs are one of the most enduring theme • Reportable STDs • STD confidential morbidity reporting (CMR) – providers (report gender, ethnicity, and gender of the partner,…) and lab Chlamydia • Caused by C. trachomatis • Most common reportable disease in US (3 million per year) • No symptoms • Leading cause of preventable infertility in women • Transmission – sexual or vertical (mother to child) • Highly transmissible – transmission probability of over 50% • Re-infection is common (more PIC and reproductary problems)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course EPI 220 taught by Professor A during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.
- Fall '10