European countries are urged to develop national policies to control chlamydia

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 01 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2687
  1. Jo Waters
  1. 1London

    New guidance issued by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) urges countries to adopt national strategies for tackling the rising incidence of chlamydia infection.

    Less than half of 29 countries currently have any national guidelines for controlling chlamydia, research by the centre shows, despite it being the most frequently reported sexually transmitted infection in Europe.

    The number of confirmed cases of chlamydia infection reported by 22 European countries was 253 386 in 2007, and the overall prevalence was 122.6 cases per 100 000 population, although the true prevalence is thought to be much higher, as many infected people …

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