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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Chlymidia

These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

Causes of Chlymidia [posted 12/09/98]
Question: What is and what causes chlymidia?

Answer: Chlamydial is an infectious organism which is transmitted usually by person to person contact. This can cause several types of infections including respiratory, urinary or sexual.

Question: Can chlymdia be spread by spittle?

Answer: There are three or four different sub-species of chlymdia. One or two are clearly aerosolized and spread in this manner C. psittacosis. Some are probably not;but, all the means of transmission is not clear for this sub species.

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