CDC issues warning about flesh-eating STD

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(CNN) - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about a flesh eating sexually transmitted disease that is going around.

According to reports, a British woman recently contracted the STD that devours the flesh around the genitals.

Health officials say the disease spreads through sexual intercourse with an infected person.

According to the CDC, the disease is painless and it can be found in various tropical regions, but it was recently discovered in England.

Health experts say the best way to prevent it is by always using protection when engaging in intercourse.