Rare STI could turn into superbug, doctors warn

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For men it causes inflammation of the urethra and could lead to watery discharges from the penis.

It can be treated with antibiotics - but the infection is developing resistance to some of these drugs.

An estimated 2% of people are infected in the United Kingdom, so The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) has released new guidelines about how to treat and diagnose MG.

The news comes after health officials past year warned that millions of young people are shunning protection because risky sex has become acceptable once again, three decades after the Aids epidemic made condom use essential. In Europe, that number dips slightly to 1% to 2% of the population, the guidelines state.

MG does not always cause symptoms and will not always need treatment, but it can be missed or mistaken for a different sexually transmitted infection, such as Chlamydia.

Tests for MG have recently been developed but are not available in all clinics yet although doctors can send samples to Public Health England's laboratory to get a diagnostic result.

MG is on the rise globally.

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Because antibiotic-resistance is higher in many other countries, doctors say holiday romances could drive the spread.

"It's about time the public learned about Mycoplasma genitalium", he said.

The Mycoplasma Genitalium (MG) bacterium now only affects 1-2 percent of the public, but BASHH warned in a new set of guidelines it could become a superbug in 15 years' time if proper testing and treatment fails to be provided by local health services.

BASHH recommends that MG is treated with a seven-day course of the antibiotic, doxycycline, followed by a course of azithromycin.

The most recent figures from Public Health England show that diagnoses of syphilis are at their highest level for almost 70 years, with 7,137 cases in 2017, a 20 per cent rise on the previous year, and more than twice that recorded in 2012.

Gynaecologist Peter Greenhouse said: 'It's yet another good reason to pack condoms for the summer holidays.

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