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the is a serious monkey company. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a global public health emergency, and not just for the LGBTQ+ community. Monkeypox is harmful to all of us. Go inside to check out some preventative tips to keep you safe.

The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox, a virus related to smallpox and generally confined to Africa, is growing in Europe and North America. As of Friday, July 29, there were more than 5,189 reported cases in the US

The recent outbreak prompted the WHO to declare a global health emergency on Saturday. Monkeypox is said to be less deadly than smallpox, lasting two to four weeks. Symptoms can appear five to 21 days after infection.

Health professionals around the world emphasize that the risk to the general population is much lower than the risk we have faced with the coronavirus. However, they warn citizens that it is important to know how monkeypox spreads and what you can do to protect yourself from infection.

One of the most common misconceptions most people share online is that monkeypox is spread solely as a sexually transmitted disease (STD), which is far from the truth. The discourse has led many people to assume that the infection is spreading among the LGBTQ+ communities, which is also incorrect.

Knee-shock response in monkey pox communication drawn some parallels with the early days of the AIDS epidemic. While it’s not too late to correct the misinformation and growing stigma associated with monkeypox infection, care should be taken in how public health officials and government agencies talk about the disease. Monkeypox can be spread through skin-to-skin contact, but it’s not the only way to come in contact with the infection.

It seems the world is lost when it comes to looming diseases and infections afflicting the general population. Society cannot be defined by its ignorance. Instead, let’s educate ourselves to stay safe.

Check out these tips for staying safe and protected from monkeypox (for all people, not just the queer community):

How monkeypox spreads:

Here’s what to look out for:

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