The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines instructing the public on how to mitigate the risk of transmitting monkeypox while engaging sexually with a partner. While touting the monkeypox vaccine, CDC recommends anyone with monkeypox abstain from sex. “Vaccination is an important tool in preventing the spread of monkeypox. But given the…
By Caden Pearson
July 22, 2022 Updated: July 22, 2022
The first major peer-reviewed study of monkeypox infections has found that the virus is primarily being transmitted through the sexual activity of gay and bisexual men in the United States and around the world.
The Journal of New England Medicine on Thursday published a study that looked at monkeypox infection across 16 countries between April and June, when cases began to emerge in countries outside of Africa.
The study reported on 528 infections diagnosed between April 27 and June 24, of which 98 percent were in gay or bisexual men with a median age of 38. Of these cases, 95 percent of the infections were suspected to have been transmitted through sexual activity—41 percent also had HIV.
Disease experts and officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) don’t consider monkeypox a sexually transmitted infection but have always said it could be transmitted through intimate contact, such as sex. It can also be spread by close contact and even infected clothing and bedding.
Until this year, monkeypox virus infection in humans has been rare outside of Africa, where it is endemic but mostly spread from animals. But there are now more than 16,000 cases worldwide in countries that mostly have not historically had monkeypox, according to the CDC.
Most of the cases appear to be in North America and Western Europe, where some of the first cases were linked to major LGBT events in Spain and Belgium, considered ground zero for facilitating transmission of the virus.
The leading theory among disease experts is that the monkeypox virus was sexually transmitted at those events.
An uptick in recent U.S. cases suggests transmission occurred at the tail end of Pride Month in late June and early July, based on the study finding that incubation is between three and 20 days (usually seven days).
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday removed the mask guidance from its monkeypox travel notice less than one week after they initiated the policy. The CDC upgraded the monkeypox alert to level 2, advising travelers to practice extended precautions, including wearing a mask six days ago but was only picked… Well they got caught trying to to force mask on a non air borne disease. But remember they tried….rh
The South African Medical Association debunked the hysteria over the Omicron COVID variant on Saturday. Angelique Coetzee, the chairwoman of the South African Medical Association who first raised the alarm of the new COVID variant, gave an interesting update and now says the new variant known as the ‘Omicron’ causes “unusual but mild symptoms.” “It…
The truth about these mandated vaccines is beginning to trickle out. According to a recent article in lifesitenewsnews.com a whistleblower has come forward saying that close to 50,000 Medicare patients. I’m sure more will come out on this and other developing stories about the vaccine and the side effects.
Closer to home, my granddaughter was forced to take the vaccine because she worked at a hospital. She’s had issues with blood clots in her lungs.
The sad part about this whole saga with cOVID-19 is there are far more questions that need to be answered then there are answers at the present time. This will be a developing story for many years to come I’m afraid.
As scientists have established, each known case represents what they say is an exponentially higher number of actual incidences that go unreported/undetected. Which is why they would pause a vaccination based on “5-6 cases.” It’s not really based on 5-6 cases.
So there is a “lot” of issues going on with many people.