What Is Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis)?

Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis) is a bacterial infection that causes sores on the genitals. It’s known as an STI, or sexually transmitted infection, because it spreads mainly through sexual contact. It’s rare in the U.S. but more common in tropical and subtropical climates like India, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. Though formerly more common in Australia, doctors managed to bring case numbers way down through careful, prompt treatment.

Cases of flesh-eating STD are on the rise

(WTRF) — Cases of a nasty sexually transmitted disease that was once thought to be rare are now increasing, says a report in the New York Post. The STD is called Donovanosis and is flesh-eating, causing “beefy red” ulcers, says the New York Post. Other reports say bleeding can occur.
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Rare ‘Flesh-Eating STI’ Is on the Rise in the UK

And in news absolutely no one wants to hear, a very rare disease dubbed the ‘flesh-eating STI’ has not only appeared in the underpants of men and women in the UK, but it seems to be on the rise, too. Commonly found in India, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, the Caribbean...
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‘Flesh-Eating’ STD That Causes ‘Beefy Red’ Ulcers Is Spreading In UK

A type of sexually transmitted disease known to cause “beefy red” lesions and eat human flesh is slowly spreading across the United Kingdom. Granuloma inguinale, also known as donovanosis, is a rare type of STD that causes thick ulcer-like sores with a “beefy red” appearance that can damage a person’s genital tissues. Donovanosis is more common in parts of India, Papua, New Guinea, the Caribbean, central Australia and southern Africa, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What Is Donovanosis, A So-Called 'Flesh Eating' Sexually Transmitted Infection?

Actually flesh-eating and many words are bad together, such as flesh-eating pancakes. But a so-called “flesh eating” sexually transmitted infection (STI) has been making the news rounds recently.Colin Ainscough reported for theLancashire Postabout a woman in Southport in the the United Kingdom who was diagnosed with donovanosis. Otherwise known as granuloma inguinale, donovanosis is a disease caused byKlebsiella granulomatis,a bacteriaformerly known asCalymmatobacterium granulomatis.Currently,donovanosisis relatively rare in the U.S., withabout 100 reported cases per year,and the U.K. but is more common in some parts of the world such as parts of India, Papua, New Guinea, the Caribbean, central Australia, and southern Africa,according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Rare, Nasty STD Causing "Beefy Red" Ulcers Resurfaced in England This Year

As if antibiotic-resistant super-STDs weren’t enough of a problem in 2018, this year also saw a rare case of the uncommon infection known as Donovanosis, which can leave its victims with a rash of angry, smelly ulcers around the groin. Fortunately, the disease did not spread, only affecting one victim: an unnamed woman in Southport, England, somewhere between the ages of 15 and 25.

A woman in the UK has contracted a rare 'flesh-eating' STD

A woman in Southport, England, has been diagnosed with a rare sexually transmitted disease that can destroy genital tissue, known as donovanosis.The STD is not thought to have been recorded in the UK previously, instead being typically found in tropical countries such as Papua New Guinea, KwaZulu-Natal, as well as parts of South Africa, India and Brazil, according to theBritish Medical Journal(BMJ).Advertisement - Continue Reading Below