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Trichomoniasis-causing organism is sequenced

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1:31pm, January 23, 2007

Scientists have taken a first read of the genetic sequence of the organism responsible for a sexually transmitted infection called trichomoniasis.

This disease is caused by the single-celled parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Symptoms of infection include discharges from the penis or vagina and burning and itching of the genitals.

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