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Rare STD expected to infect America

Lymphogranuloma venereum is a rare sexually transmitted disease which is starting to become prevalent amongst gay and bisexual men in Europe. In the Netherlands, the number of annual reported cases has jumped from 5 to 92. Symptoms include genital ulcers, swollen lymph glands and flulike symptoms. The condition is rare and thus may be frequently misdiagnosed. The disease is expected affect increasing members of the American population. The disease can be treated with a three week course of antibiotics.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The New York times

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About: Rare STD expected to infect America

Date: 30 October 2004

Source: The New York times

URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/30/health/30disease.html

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