Punch reports that Mycoplasma genitalium may become the next super bug unless it is adequately tackled.

In a report by the UK Mirror,  the UK National Health Service, NHS, are misdiagnosing the STD infection because of a lack of testing kits which cost just £4 ($5.30, N2580) each.

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV issued new NICE-approved guidelines to prevent an explosion of infection rates within 5 to 10 years.

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The report also noted that the disease currently affects one in 100 people . It is also believed that if Myscoplasma genitallium is untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease which causes infertility.

Experts say a lack of test kits means it is regularly confused with chlamydia and treated with incorrect doses of antibiotics – building up dangerous antibiotic resistance which could see it soon become untreatable.