Be careful now more than ever!
An unknown sexually transmitted disease is about to become the next superbug that will be a cause for worry in the next decade if we aren’t careful about our sex lives.
The STD known as Mycoplasma G
While there are no unique symptoms, some of its symptoms are similar to gonorrhoea and chlamydia or nothing at all.
MG is spread through unprotected sex and can be resistant to antibiotics. Dr Paddy Horner in his interview with the Telegraph, says of the STD which was found in the 1980s,
“If practices do not change and the tests are not used, MG has the potential to become a superbug within a decade, resistant to standard antibiotics.”
In the UK, health experts say that 1 to 2 percent of men and women have contacted it. Meanwhile, in the US it has been listed as an emerging issue by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr Olwen Williams, president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, warns
“Potentially up to 3,000 women a year over the next 10 years could become infertile because of MG leading to pelvic inflammatory disease.”