The small-scale outbreak of monkeypox in Britain
The UK has seen a small outbreak of monkeypox – but many people still don’t know much about the virus.
The mysterious outbreaks beginning in May 2022 are worrying health leaders. However, the risk to the population is still considered to be low.
While monkeypox is a mild illness that gets better with time, in very rare cases it can be fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) says about six percent of cases are fatal.
A world health leader has said sex could be behind the mysterious monkeypox outbreaks at two raves in Europe.
Professor David Heymann, who used to head WHO’s emergency department, said the leading theory was “sexual transmission among gay and bisexual men at two raves in Spain and Belgium,” the AP reported.
dr Heymann said this is one hypothesis among many, adding that it is known that monkeypox can spread when there is close contact with an infected person’s lesions, “and it appears that sexual contact is now increasing this transmission.” Has”.
Monkeypox is not known as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but it can be transmitted through direct contact during sex, possibly through contaminated items such as bedding, clothing, and towels.
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