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Decrease in number of genital chlamydia cases in Norrbotten, Sweden, October - November 2009: an indirect effect of pandemic influenza A(H1N1)?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Eurosurveillance
1560-7917
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
39
Pages
19675–19675
Identifiers
PMID: 20929656
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

A sudden reduction in the number of reported genital chlamydia cases was observed in Norrbotten County, Sweden, during October to November 2009. After exploring other possibilities, such as a reduction in the number of chlamydia tests analysed or a new Chlamydia trachomatis variant that had been undetected in standard laboratory tests, it was found likely that the decrease was an indirect effect of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic due to reduced social interactions among young adults.

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