Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_5110

This type of infections occurs in animals and humans. According to data published by the WHO, worldwide an estimated 240 million new cases of so-called curable infections such as chlamydiasis, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis occur every year among persons aged 15–49 years. Due to the fact that AIDS is a notifiable disease, it is noted that in several countries with high standards of medications the cases went down in the years between 1980s until end of 1990s, but since then increased again constantly. Basic data on trichomoniasis due to  Trichomonas vaginalis do not exist, since cases are not notified in most countries.

Further Readings

  1. RKI (Robert Koch Institute) (2012) Epidemiologisches Bulletin. Aktuelle Daten und Informationen zu Infektionskrankheiten und Public Health. No. 47Google Scholar
  2. WHO (2001) Global prevalence and incidence of selected curable sexually transmitted infections: overview and estimates. WHO, GenevaGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany