For the first time in Europe, a woman has been diagnosed in the United Kingdom with a new sexually transmitted disease. It is one caused by the bacterium Klebsiella granulomatis, which is normally found in tropical and subtropical areas, this bacterium is the cause of the disease called Donovanosis.
The case published in the international newspaper The Independent ‘, is considered the first outbreak of donovanosis that has been registered in the United Kingdom. This new disease is characterized by having symptoms such as the appearance of genital ulcers and the destruction of the affected tissue itself. Symptoms usually appear between 1 and 12 weeks after risk contact. Donovanosis not only affects the area of the genitals, but also can be located in gums, lips, throat or cheeks.
According to the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, this new Sexually Transmitted Disease, if not treated immediately and effectively, can cause irreversible damage to the genital area. Therefore, different types of antibiotics are recommended as an effective treatment. The cases diagnosed worldwide are practically double in men than in women.