UK Government Warns "Notable Proportion" of Monkeypox Cases Linked To Gay Raves In 2 Countries

According to the WHO, “cases of monkeypox have been reported to WHO from 12 Member States that are not endemic for monkeypox virus, across three WHO regions.” The last official report by the World Health Organization shows 92 confirmed cases.
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What is monkeypox? Monkeypox while not started by humans and typically found among animals can be spread and caught by humans and more significant of a disease than the chicken pox. Monkeypox is a viral infection typically found in West Africa and typically lasts for a few weeks. Mortality rates historically show anywhere between 1% to 11%.

NBC reported The current theory by leading advisor to the WHO and a previous head of WHO’s emergencies department said this spread started likely from Sexual Rave’s and Dr. David Heymann, former head of WHO’s emergencies department told the associated press that “the spread of the disease was sexual transmission among gay and bisexual men at two raves held in Spain and Belgium.”

The government of the UK has released an official statement on the ability of this virus to spread.
“The virus does not usually spread easily between people, but it can be passed on through close person-to-person contact or contact with items used by a person who has monkeypox, such as clothes, bedding or utensils. Monkeypox is usually a self-limiting illness and most people recover within a few weeks.”
The UK governments official page even states “A notable proportion of cases detected have been in gay and bisexual men, so UKHSA continues to urge this community to be alert to monkeypox symptoms.”

Dr. Heymann did mention that ““This is not COVID,” he said. “We need to slow it down, but it does not spread in the air and we have vaccines to protect against it.”
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