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PCPH marks STI Testing Day in Minnesota on Wednesday

    Local health officials are calling for sexually active young people to get tested for sexually transmitted infections, also referred to as STIs, during STI Testing Day in Minnesota on April 25. STI Testing Day began in 2015 exclusively in Minnesota as a way to heighten the awareness about the epidemic levels of STIs and to encourage STI testing.

      “We are seeing state record numbers of STIs reported in Minnesota, particularly among those between the ages of 15 and 24,” said Amy Van Den Einde, RN, PHN. “The Minnesota Department of Health reported that nearly 29,000 cases of bacterial STIs occurred in 2016 such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. A record high of 22,675 Chlamydia cases were reported alone. And this isn’t the only reason we are actively promoting testing on this day. One third of those cases occurred in greater Minnesota, which includes Polk County.”

    STIs pose a serious public health threat and can lead to serious health consequences. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility in women and men and can be passed from an infected woman to her newborn children, causing premature delivery, infant pneumonia and blindness. Untreated gonorrhea can spread to organs and joints leading to life-threatening conditions. Untreated syphilis can cause blindness, mental illness, dementia and death.

Chlamydia Pneumoniae - Bookshelf


Chlamydia pneumoniae, Infection and Disease
286 pages
Chlamydia pneumoniae, Infection and Disease

This volume, part of the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis series, is a complete portrait of C. pneumoniae and what is currently known about it.

Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection
90 pages
Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection

A flood of data indicate the importance and the relevance in both respiratory and extrapulmonary disease of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection today.

Chlamydia pneumoniae and Chronic Diseases, Proceedings of the State-of-the-Art Workshop held at the Robert Koch-Institut Berlin on 19 and 20 March 1999
203 pages
Chlamydia pneumoniae and Chronic Diseases, Proceedings of the State-of-the-Art Workshop held at the Robert Koch-Institut Berlin on 19 and 20 March 1999

A special feature of this book is the comprehensive collection of state of the art review articles in the various fields with many references and the enclosure of the controverse discussions to each article which provides the reader with a ...

Chlamydia pneumoniae, The Lung and the Heart
205 pages
Chlamydia pneumoniae, The Lung and the Heart

Augenbraun MH, Roblin MR, Chirwing K et al (1991) Isolation of Chlamydia pneumoniae from lungs of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.I Clin Microbiol 29:401-402 Clark R, Mushatt D, Fazal B (1991) Case report: Chlamydia pneumoniae pneumonia in HIV-infected man. Eur I Med Sci 302:155- 156 Gaydos CA, Flower CL, Gill B] et al (1993) Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae by polymerase chain reaction-enzyme immunoassay in an immunocompromised ...

Culture-confirmed Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection Culture-confirmed Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection

ABSTRACT: A strain of Chlamydia pneumoniae was isolated from the throat swab of a 45 year-old female patient with tracheobronchitis who responded well to doxycycline therapy.

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Dr. Jon Heinrichs, Director, Microbial Vaccines, Merck Research Laboratories ...
of Microbial Vaccines at Merck Research Laboratories in West Point, PA, where he leads a team of scientists developing vaccines for several bacterial pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Chlamydia trachomatis.

Isconova, Genocea widen licensing deal
Currently, Genocea has the right to use Matrix M in vaccines targeting six infectious diseases including programs in its pipeline for herpes simplex virus type-2, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. With this expansion, Genocea has got

Health Threats Posed By Pets - Parrot Fever
Parrot fever is a pneumonia caused by the chlamydia bacteria, and typical symptoms include fever, diarrhea, and severe headaches. Although rarely fatal, it can be a serious condition and treatment with antibiotics is often prescribed.

Why Do Russians Hate Ice?
Pneumonia? Athlete's foot? Chlamydia? As the daughter of émigrés from Ukraine, I was raised on room-temperature beverages and always associated ice with a raft of great American stuff other kids were allowed to have but I wasn't: puppies, sheet cake,

Puget Sound quality project shows variation by region
Regional results are disappointing for Chlamydia screening, avoiding antibiotics for bronchitis and spirometry testing for COPD. In each of these measures, fewer than half the patients received the care that they should have.