A carnivorous sexually transmitted disease has been found in the UK for the first time.
The disease, which causes carnivores on the genitals, is usually found in tropical countries such as Southeast India, Guyana and New Guinea.
But donovanosis is now diagnosed in the UK.
Donovanosis causes genital ulcers to grow and spread before the meat begins to eat itself in the groin area.
According to a request for information on freedom submitted by online pharmacy chemist-4-u.com, the rare sexually transmitted disease is diagnosed in a woman between the ages of 15 and 25 in the past 12 months in Southport.
Sex with an infected person is not the only way to get the disease, which has twice as much chance of men as women, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Easy contact with the bleeding stomach ulcer of a victim is sufficient to pass it on and the symptoms can appear one to 12 weeks after coming into contact with the bacterium.
And without treatment, the ulcers increase in size and other bacteria can also attack the ulcers that then produce a foul odor.
Half of the infected men and women have ulcers in the anal area, which appear as small, red nodules.
The bumps gradually erode but as the disease spreads, it begins to destroy tissues in the infected area.
There are also possible complications in the contraction of the disease, which may include permanent genital damage and scarring, loss of skin color and irreversible genital swelling due to scars.
The British Society for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) said it has not found any previous cases in the UK.
Pharmacist Shamir Patel, from Chemist 4 U, said: "This is a very rare and tedious condition and it could be one of the first times it has been recorded in the UK.
"Although antibiotics can treat donovanosis, cases can not be diagnosed at an early stage because it is so uncommon in the UK.
"Bacteria that cause the disease, known as klebsiella granulomatis, infect the skin around the genitals, groins or anal areas and cause lesions and skin breakdown when the meat effectively eats itself.
"Donovanosis itself can be treated with antibiotics, time is essential.
"Any delay can cause the meat to rotate literally around the genitals.
"This bacterium is also a risk factor for the transmission of HIV."
A spokesman for Public Health England said: "Donovanosis is most common in tropical countries or regions of America, Southern Africa and Oceania.
"It is very rarely diagnosed and reported in the UK."
Chemist-4-u.com contacted hospital confidences across the country to find out how many diagnoses of STIs were there, the age of the people diagnosed, the gender and in which region of the country they were live, as part of research on & # 39; The Great British STI Taboo & # 39 ;.