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Unformatted text preview: present in birth canal. Causes destruction, scarring cornea blindness. Prevent: treat eyes with 1% silver nitrate, antibiotics following birth. In adults, bacteria can be transferred from genitals to eyes by hands, also see fig. pg. 606. Nongonococcal Urethritis (NGU) - Chlamydia trachomatis Virulence: Obligate intracellular parasite (cannot produce ATP, leaky membrane) Transmission: Sexual intercourse P/E: m.m. genitourinary tract Disease: Resembles gonorrhea, but milder. Infects m.m. of vagina, urethra. Low grade, scanty, watery discharge. May also be asymtomatic, causing chronic infections. Can eventually cause scarring and infertility in males and females. Complication: In pregnant females, can infect fetus causing death, congenital deformities. NGU is becoming more prevalent than any other sexually-transmitted disease....
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