For monkeypox, WHO asks homosexuals to limit sexual partners

Due to the increase in infections of monkey pox around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) called on homosexual men to limit their sexual partners, in order to avoid getting infected with this disease. It should be noted that the majority of cases are of people from the LGBT community according to this body.

In this sense, the director of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusaffirmed that 98% of the cases of monkeypox detected so far belong to people from the gay or bisexual community, for which he asked for extreme precautions, although this disease is not exclusive to this social sector.

As reported in AmericanPost.Newspreviously the WHO itself asked not to stigmatize the LGBT community, as well as African inhabitants, due to the monkeypox outbreak, since this disease is not exclusive to these populations and discriminating against them does not prevent the outbreak from continuing.

Monkeypox exceeds 18,000 cases

Worldwide, more than 18,000 cases of monkeypox have been detected in at least 80 countries, for which the WHO asked for extreme precautions, especially in the community of sexual diversity, which until now is the most affected by this disease endemic to the African continent.

It should be noted that the majority of cases of this disease are found in Europe, where 70 percent of the incidences registered by the WHO are concentrated. In fact, in recent days, France indicated that it opened its first vaccination center to mitigate the outbreak of said disease. This vaccination center is located in Paris.

Likewise, the WHO specified that so far, only five deaths caused by monkeypox are known, which indicates that its lethality is very low. He added that only 10 percent of cases have required hospital admission to control the pain that this condition causes.

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Monkeypox in the United States

It is worth mentioning that recently, health authorities of USA reported that the first case of monkeypox was detected in a pregnant woman. The patient is stable and under medical supervision.

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