Doctors have warned an emerging STI could become an antibiotic-resistant superbug

Thousands of women could become infertile every year thanks to an increasingly risky sexually-transmitted infection spread by people having unsafe sex on holiday.

Much like chlamydia, many people don't experience any symptoms if they are infected, although it can cause discharge, bleeding, and a burning sensation while peeing.

There is also concern the STI may grow resistant to antibiotics if not treated correctly.

You can get it by having unprotected sex with someone who has it. Condoms can prevent this spread.

The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV says that the infection is often mistaken for other sexually transmitted infections with similar symptoms, meaning that patients are given... It's estimated that an MG infection exists in 1 to 2 percent of the population at the moment, with rates being slightly higher among women than men.

MG can be treated with a five-day course of antibiotics, but it is increasingly becoming more resistant to different antibiotic drugs. Macrolide resistance in the United Kingdom is estimated at about 40%, say the guidelines.

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The Mycoplasma Genitalium (MG) bacterium now only affects 1-2 percent of the public, but BASHH warned in a new set of guidelines it could become a superbug in 15 years' time if proper testing and treatment fails to be provided by local health services.

Peter Greenhouse, a sexual consultant in Bristol and BASHH member, advised that people be more cautious by using condoms.

Paddy Horner, spokesman for the BASHH, said: "We can't afford to continue with the approach we have followed for the past 15 years as this will undoubtedly lead to a public health emergency with the emergence of MG as a superbug".

"It's yet another good reason to pack the condoms for the summer holidays - and actually use them".

"The new BASHH guideline on MG is a positive step forward to improving testing and diagnosis", said Helen Fifer, a consultant microbiologist at Public Health England.

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