The scientific world, a kind of sexually transmitted infection that can cause infertility, “antibiotic resistant” He’s worried it might turn into a bacterium.
According to the news in the Daily Mail, “M. genitalium” or “M. gene” also known as “Mycoplasma genitalium”has developed resistance to all types of antibiotics used for treatment to date.
“SPREADING UNDER THE RADAR”
in England University of East Angliainfectious disease specialist from prof. Paul HunterHe told the Daily Mail that M. gen causes negative health consequences. “strong evidence” He said they have and continued: “The disease is hard to diagnose, it’s spreading under the radar…”
According to the news, M. gene is found in women. painful, bleeding and swollen genitals and even infertility why could it be. Many people, on the other hand, may carry the virus for years without realizing it, even though they do not show any symptoms. The disease, which can be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse and genital contact, also carries a risk of transmission from mother to baby.
ONE IN 100 ADULT POSITIVE
This sexually transmitted infection was first detected in London in the 1980s, but a single case has been reported in the US since 2019.
Some research has been done, “One in 100 adults in the US is positive for the M. gene” But experts predict that one-fifth of adults will contract the virus at some point in their lives.
The bacterial infection in question includes infertility, premature birth and miscarriage, as well as cervical swelling and pelvic inflammatory associated with diseases.
According to the analysis of 10 separate studies on the subject in 2021, the risk of preterm birth is twice as high in women with the M. gene.
A “GLOBAL KILLER” BIGGER THAN AIDS
On the other hand, there are concerns that M. gene will become more common as sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) increase in the United States. in the country in 2021 2.5 million if in 2020 2.4 million STIs peaked with infection.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are estimated to contribute to around 7 million deaths a year, and some experts warn that these bacteria should be taken at least as seriously as global warming.
The current picture reveals that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a bigger global killer than AIDS, which killed 860,000 people in 2021, or malaria, which killed 640,000.