Chlamydia infection is a common sexually transmitted disease that can lead to infertility. Scientists are conducting a study to find a vaccine, the results are encouraging, according to the AFP.
But more research is needed to find out if "activated immune response effectively protects against chlamydia infection ".
This would be the first vaccine made against this bacterial infection and will be tested in a clinical trial in the next phase.
The disease is more common in young women – aged 18-25, compared to men of the same age. The disease can lead to infertility in women and increases the risk of contracting other sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea or HIV infection.
At the moment, the infection is treated with antibiotics.
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