Last year, almost 23,500 cases of chlamydia infection were reported in Norway. That is a decrease of 8% from the previous year, according to a new report by the National Institute for Public Health (FHI).
“The decline can probably be linked to the corona measures,” chief physician Anne Olaug Olsen at the FHI stated.
Last year, 23,447 cases of chlamydia infection were reported in Norway. The year before, two thousand more cases were registered, the FHI’s annual report for sexually transmitted diseases shows. A total of 390,692 tests were performed in 2021, which is on a par with before the pandemic.
The majority of the reported cases were registered among women (58%). This may be due to the fact that women test themselves more.
The number of reported cases has decreased in most Norwegian counties, with the exception of Agder, where there was a slight increase.
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