Paeria and IRBLleida are working on a community project to screen young people in Lleida for Chlamydia bacterium infections
The proposal is to carry out a community project to improve the detection and study of the prevalence of asymptomatic infections
La Paeria and the IRBLleida have begun work on a community project to screen young people in Lleida for Chlamydia bacteria infections. The deputy mayor and councillor for Public Health, Montse Pifarré, and the councillor for Youth, Ignasi Amor, met yesterday with the head of the Transversal Research Group on Urgency and Emergency at IRBLleida and emergency physician at the Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital, Oriol Yuguero.
At the meeting it was agreed to establish possible lines of collaboration to improve communication among young people about chlamydial infections. The proposal is to carry out a community project consisting of screening young people in Lleida to improve the detection and study of the prevalence of asymptomatic infections caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. This bacterium causes sexually transmitted infections, often undetected, but which can lead to complications or sequelae. The IRBLleida research team has already published a study of the infection in February 2021 carried out in young people who for other reasons were attended to in the emergency department.
Other members of the research team also participated in the meeting, including Pere Godoy, head of the epidemiological surveillance team of the Lleida Health Department, the Fundació Antisida de Lleida and primary care nurses.
Text: Communication Paeria de Lleida
The researcher, Oriol Yuguero, met yesterday with the councillor for Public Health, Montse Pifarré.