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Chlamydia targeted in Bowdoin-Geneva

Boston health officials and community groups in Dorchester’s Bowdoin-Geneva section are launching a campaign to quash chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease that is afflicting teenagers and young adults in the neighborhood at an alarming degree.

The rate of chlamydia among Bowdoin-Geneva residents ages 15 to 24 is twice that of the rest of Boston, a statistic that concerns the city public health commission, which has targeted the disease among its three top priorities, along with low birth weight and obesity.

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