‘Flesh-Eating’ STD that causes ‘Beefy Red’ sores is spreading in UK

Cases of donovanosis — which causes thick sores that damage genital tissue — have been steadily growing in the region since 2016, and cases are expected to rise, according to data and experts cited by Birmingham Live.

An unnamed female patient, who lives in Southport and is between the ages of 15 en 25, reportedly was diagnosed with donovanosis within the last 12 maande.

An unnamed female patient, who lives in Southport and is between the ages of 15 en 25, reportedly was diagnosed with donovanosis within the last 12 maande. (SOA-AIDS Amsterdam)

Figures suggest that donovanosis — which was previously thought to be restricted to places including Indië, Brasilië, and New Guinea — is becoming more common on these shores,” Dr. Datta, of MyHealthCare Clinic in London, told the outlet.

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Health officials reported 30 cases of the STD in the UK in 2019, but more infections in the past two years could pose a public-health risk, she warned.

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes 42 percent drop in emergency department visits over the same period in 2019. (iStock)

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes 42 percent drop in emergency department visits over the same period in 2019. (iStock)

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