Chlamydia Singapore

Chlamydia in Singapore: Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted by sex. It’s easily treated, but if left untreated can cause infertility, blindess, and arthritis.

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Definition/Causes/Risk Factors

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. In Singapore, chlamydia is one of the five most common sexually transmitted infections. The bacterium that causes the disease is called Chlamydia trachomatis. Other bacteria belonging to the same group, which also carry the name Chlamydia, cause other types of illnesses, including certain types of pneumonia. These bacteria have the interesting property of actually living inside of human cells.

Chlamydia is easily transmitted through sexual activity, including vaginal, oral, or anal sex. It can also be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or birth.