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Limit Sexual Partners To Reduce MonkeyPox Outbreak: WHO

Written By: Aashish Vashistha

In Picture: WHO recommends Gay, Bisexual community to limit their sexual partners.

July 28, 2022 (New Delhi): MonkeyPox Virus is haunting every nation now as there is surge in daily cases. On Wednesday, The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that gay and bisexual men should limit their number of sexual partners to protect themselves from monkeypox and help slow transmission of the rapidly spreading virus. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “Men who have sex with men should consider limiting their sexual partners to lower their risk of infection and reduce the spread.”

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The WHO chief called on media, public health authorities and government to fight stigma and discrimination, which he said will only fuel the outbreak. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it is crucial for public health authorities to engage communities of men who have sex with men to reduce transmission of the virus and take care of those infected, while protecting human rights by fighting stigma and discrimination.

According to a WHO data, More than 18,000 monkeypox cases have now been reported across 78 nations. About 10% of monkeypox patients have been hospitalized to manage pain from the disease. Five deaths have been reported in Africa, according to the WHO. Talking about the symptoms of monkeypox, which remains unusual. Some people are developing a rash first, while others have a rash without any flulike symptoms at all. Many people are developing a localized rash on their genitals or anus. MonkeyPox virus has created a global problem for everyone and WHO is trying to resolve this issue by educating the communities about this issue.

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