New diseases are occurring every day including sexually transmitted diseases (or infections). There are four bacteria that have the potential to become a major public health problem.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated there were over 1.7 million new cases of chlamydia reported in the country, making it the most common STD in the nation. The problem with chlamydia is that most people don’t immediately know they’ve been infected with the disease. It is asymptomatic in the beginning – a reason many cases stay untreated for so long.
Most people know that the HPV rates among sexually active adults are fairly high and there is a new super gonorrhea bug that’s making it difficult to treat some gonorrhea cases. However, the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (or BASHH) said a new worrisome STD is making its way in the public – Mycoplasma genitalium.