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Chlamydia (cont.)

Chlamydia Causes

Chlamydia is an infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The infection is transmitted in 2 ways:

  • From one person to another through sexual contact (oral, anal, or vaginal).
  • From mother to child with passage of the child through the birth canal. Chlamydia can cause pneumonia or serious eye infections in a newborn, especially among children born to infected mothers in developing countries.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/21/2014

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