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Chlamydia is one of the most wide-spread sexually transmitted diseases in the world. It is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, which is found solely in the human body. The word Chlamydia comes from the Greek word χλαμύδα meaning “cloak“, which is reflective of the nature of the disease. Namely, Chlamydia is known as the “silent disease”, meaning that it rarely manifests itself by the presence of symptoms. Only 70 – 80 % of women and 50 % of men detect Chlamydia-related symptoms.
Chlamydia is transmitted via unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sexual intercourse, that is, through bodily fluids. Moreover, an infected mother may transmit the disease to her child during pregnancy or childbirth. It may also be spread to the throat or the eye by hand or contact with infected bodily fluids.