Communicable Disease - Chlamydia
University of Phoenix
June 30, 2014
A communicable disease is an infectious disease that be transferred from an infected person to another. Communicable disease can spread very easy and quickly, they can even be simple such as a common cold or be very serious and led to death such as HIV/AIDS virus. Spreading awareness and educational information about communicable diseases is the largest way to prevent many of the communicable disease that are active today among the communities.
The Disease and Efforts to Control It
Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacterium called Chlamydia Trachomatis, which is a dangerous disease that can damage a women’s reproductive system and also lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or infertility (“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”, 2011). Symptoms that chlamydia have are known as a “silent” disease because they are vague and in some cases no symptoms occur. If there are symptoms they usually will occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure to the disease. If someone becomes infected with the disease they damage they have from Chlamydia is permanent and cannot be reversed (“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”, 2011).
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “in 2009, 1,244,180 infections were reported to the CDC from the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report also shows Chlamydia to be the most frequently reported STD in the United States. The ages in the report range from 14 to 39 years old.” People become infected when their partner or partners are not tested or treated for the disease.
There are several different efforts used to control Chlamydia. Since the disease can be known as a “silent” disease according to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011 (CDC) and the United States Preventive Services Task...