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Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The disease is spread by oral, vaginal, or anal sex, and if you touch your eyes with a contaminated hand, you may also develop conjunctivitis. Chlamydia can be passed during vaginal birth to the infant. There is some evidence to support that untreated chlamydial infections in pregnancy can lead to premature delivery.

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