Five days after the World Health Organization declared monkeypox rise a global health emergency. It has now issued a new warning. According to the world health body, men are at higher risk of catching monkey pox if they don’t reduce sexual activity.
According to the latest WHO report, 98% of monkeypox cases detected since the outbreaks this time have emerged in May and have been found among gay and bisexual men. Apart from this, the data also highlighted how 95% of the monkey pox cases were found in men who have sex with other men. The WHO Director General Dr. Tedros further advised men to limit their sexual partners in order to lower the risk of infection and reduce the spread as well.
“That means making safe choices for yourself and others. For men who have sex with men, this includes for the moment, reducing the number of sexual partners, reconsidering sex with new partners, and exchanging contact details with any new partners to enable follow-up if needed.” Dr. Tedros
Meanwhile, experts have not been able to conclude if monkeypox represents a new type of sexually-transmitted infection. However, according to World Health Organization advisor monkeypox is transmitted during sexual activity.
We have convened a number of STI experts tend to look into this question. In short, they’ve concluded that this is clearly-transmitted during sex and so they’re comfortable in describing this as sexually-transmissible. But they have not yet felt able to reach a conclusion to states that this is an STI till more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox had been reported in more than 75 countries with 70% of the monkey pox cases imported from the European region and 25 from the United States of America.
Now in the United States of America, at least 3800 cases monkeypox have been found in 46 states across the country. It is the highest number of monkeypox cases found in any country across the globe.
According to reports, the rising number of cases has also prompted the biden administration to mile over declaring monkey pox as a National Health Emergency.
One of the reporters have shared the report from New York; More than 3800 cases of monkeypox have been reported across the United States more than any country around the world. With New York leading the number in terms of cases, now these numbers are likely to reflect an undercount because of limited testing, not only here in New York, but across the country.
The CDC is now advising to make the disease a notifiable condition and the Biden administration is mulling whether or not to declare it a national health emergency. Meanwhile, officials here in New York are concerned and they’re joining the call urging the W H O because of it’s quote stigmatizing effects.
On Tuesday in a letter, the head of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene called on the World Health Organization, Director General to rename a monkeypox. He said and expressed concern that New York City was again at the epicenter of a contagious disease is affecting the fabric of our communities.
City authorities are concerned that because of the name monkeypox and the stigma attached to it, many self-isolating and not seeking the care that they need. In late June, the WHO said that it was actually working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox. However, no update has been provided regarding that of the some 3800 cases of monkeypox across the US.