Southampton Researchers Move Edge Ahead to Develop Chlamydia Vaccine
It seems that there is a near resolution for the widely spread sexually transmitted disease Chlamydia, as researchers in Southampton have managed to find a vaccine for the same. It has been known that medical researchers across the world have failed to change the genome of chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) and perhaps that’s the reason that there was not much hope for the patients.
But, now the team has claimed that extensive research is required to be done to devise a future strategy for the disease which has been a medical challenge till now.
If reports are to be believed, nearly 114,686 cases of Chlamydia were diagnosed in 2009 and that to be found in men and women under the age of 25.
The most intriguing part found is that the disease almost remains unidentifiable, thus making it more difficult to treat. However, it has been told that it can infect pelvic and further, could trigger scarring of the fallopian tubes. At times, the infection reaches to an extent that patients suffer from infertility and even it escalate chances of ectopic pregnancy.
As the research is getting the deserved attention, it’s being believed that a lot would have to be done in the field of chlamydia research so that wide range of options can be devised for patients.
Published in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Pathogens, the research was told to have been done with the support from the department of virology at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.
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