HOST DEFENS12 - The organisms are very persistent. Their...

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HOST DEFENSES: Chlamydia induce interferon and are sensitive to it. During infection, antibodies are synthesized but recovery is not generally protective. EPIDEMIOLOGY: Trachoma is prevalent in Africa and Asia, generally in hot and dry areas.
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Unformatted text preview: The organisms are very persistent. Their habitat is similar to that of Neisseria and Haemophilus . Infection can occur via swimming in unchlorinated pools, sharing towels or by passage through the birth canal....
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