Grindr warns European users of the risk of monkeypox, although experts stress that it is not an STD
Gay dating app Grinder warns its European users of an outbreak of monkeypox – a virus like chickenpox – which is spreading rapidly among the gay community, two suspects “SuperspreaderEvents at the Fetish Festival in Belgium and the Canary Islands earlier this month.
The message, released in 13 different languages on Wednesday, described some of the symptoms of the monkeypox and explained that “Not easily spread among people“It”Can be transmitted through close person-to-person contact or through contact with items used by a person infected with monkeypox, such as clothing, bedding or sex toys.Concerned users are advised to contact their local health authority.
European users were directed to the MonkeyPix website of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, where British users were referred to the UK Health Security Agency. The app is working with similar messages for American users.
The ECDPC reported a total of 118 confirmed cases in the European Union as of Wednesday, and a total of 219 cases in countries where monkeypox is not considered local. “This is the first time the chain of transmission has been reported in Europe without an epidemic link known to West or Central Africa.The agency said in its report, “Reported among the first cases worldwide [men who have sex with men]“
The agency’s report states that in most diagnoses, the features “Injuries to the genitals or peri-genital area, indicating that the infection occurred during close physical contact during sexual activity.“And the World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged that it is spreading mainly among men who have sex with men. However, the WHO insists that monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease.
Or not all Grinder users like to be reminded of the latest epidemic in their favorite hookup app, citing a UK Telegraph citation as a sign of “The end of time”
The apparent attempt to emphasize the sexually transmitted nature of the recent outbreak – whether to avoid stigmatizing gay men or to spread the fear of disease among the larger population – has only added to the confusion.
When the virus first appeared in Europe, it was reported as far away as the United States, Israel and Australia, with suspicious cases in Morocco and Argentina. Following the first confirmed diagnosis in a U.S. lawsuit, the Biden administration has collected 11 119 million worth of the Smallpox vaccine Genius, which was approved for use against monkeypox in 2019, just months before the first diagnosis of Covid-19 in China.
The United States has purchased millions of vaccine doses for the dangerous virus
Although there is no known cure for monkeypox, it is usually mild and resolves within a few weeks of infection. The disease is characterized by flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes and muscle aches, which eventually transform into a rash with a rash on the face and body.
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