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Fact sheet - Health conditions directory
Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis) is a bacterium that causes a sexually transmissible infection (STI). It most commonly affects the urethra (the delicate tube that runs from your bladder), the throat and the anus. In women it may spread to the cervix (neck of the womb) and the uterus. Chlamydia can also be transferred to the eyes through rubbing or touching with unwashed hands.
Public health management guidelines
- List of all pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of public health units contacts
- Notifiable conditions report form for Queensland doctors/clinicians (PHA S70) or person in charge of a Hospital (PHA S71) (PDF, 77kB) if faxing notification, follow up by phone.
- Australian STI management guidelines - an online resource for primary care health professionals which provide concise information to support the prevention, testing, diagnosis, management and treatment of STIs.
Epidemiological data and reports
- View communicable diseases data for notifiable conditions in Queensland and blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections surveillance reports.
The Kirby Institute usually reports annually on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia. The data, including full data tables and charts as well as additional information, can be found on the Kirby Institute's data site. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, data has been compiled into a national summary for 2009-2018.