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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008

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Emergence and Spread of Chlamydia trachomatis Variant, Sweden

Björn HerrmannComments to Author , Anna Törner, Nicola Low, Markus Klint, Anders Nilsson, Inga Velicko, Thomas Söderblom, and Anders Blaxhult
Author affiliations: Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden (B. Herrmann, M. Klint, A. Nilsson); Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden (A.Törner, I. Velicko, T. Söderblom, A. Blaxhult); University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland (N. Low);

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Chlamydia trachomatis reports, Sweden, 1991–2007. The number of persons examined and cases detected in 2007, when diagnostic tests for chlamydia had been changed, is in line with the increasing trend from 2004 and before. The figures for 2005 and 2006 reflect the failure to detect cases of the new chlamydia variant in some counties.

Figure 2Chlamydia trachomatis reports, Sweden, 1991–2007. The number of persons examined and cases detected in 2007, when diagnostic tests for chlamydia had been changed, is in line with the increasing trend from 2004 and before. The figures for 2005 and 2006 reflect the failure to detect cases of the new chlamydia variant in some counties.

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