Kenyan researchers discovered two new strains of two prevalent sexually transmitted diseases in a group of women in a western Kenyan town.
More than 400 women over the age of 15 were identified with new mutations of gonorrhea and chlamydia.
The Kenya Medical Research Institute researchers are concerned that the illness will spread to neighboring Uganda because Busia is a border town where truck drivers stop.
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This population is more likely to contract HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
More study is planned to determine how widespread the illness is and whether the new mutations can be treated with standard antibiotics.
They stated that the alterations in the virus’s genetic makeup had never been seen before.
Source: BBC News