Friday, July 4, 2008

Screening for Chlamydia expanded

bacterial infections There are plans to introduce a screening programme for the sexually transmitted infection Chlamydia to Jersey next year.

The bacterial infection can affect a woman's fertility if untreated.

About 40% of the young people in Jersey have been tested for the infection and the screening service is only available to a limited number of people.

But Dr Ivan Muscat from the Health Department hopes it will be available on a widespread basis next year.

"We are going to encourage both men and women to come forward for testing," he said.

Chlamydia affects about 9% of screened people under 25 in Jersey.

This is a part of article Screening for Chlamydia expanded Taken from "Azithromycin Zithromax" Information Blog

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