New Sexual Infection Emerges In New York

New Sexual Infection Emerges In New York


A new highly contagious fungal strain has hit New York.

Health experts are warning New Yorkers about a new sexually transmitted fungal infection after a man in his 30s developed the infection.

Dr. Avrom S. Caplan issued a warning: “Healthcare providers should be aware that Trichophyton mentagrophytes type VII [TMVII] is the latest in a group of severe skin infections to have reached the United States.”

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The fungal strain has been called a sexually transmitted form of ringworm after the man infected with it started having rashes similar to those of ringworm.

The man who tested positive for the infection previously had sex with men in England, Greece, and California.

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