MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS:: Calling monkeypox a 'gay disease' is wrong and harmful, says expert

  • Jaime Garcia Iglesias

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Period28 May 2022

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  • TitleCalling monkeypox a 'gay disease' is wrong and harmful, says expert
    Media name/outletManchester Evening News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Description But, while a number of reported cases are within the MSM community and through sexual networks, the virus can be passed on to anyone through close contact, such as via bodily fluids. “Men who have sex with men have been, so far, the biggest proportion of those affected,” Jaime García-Iglesias, a research fellow at the University of Manchester, tells the Manchester Evening.

    “However, this is not because of their sexuality - it is because they may have had more close contacts. Anybody who has close contact and fluid exchange could get monkeypox. It is a serious condition and, as such, community transmission like this is worrying—especially for those who could be most affected, such as those who are immunosuppressed.
    PersonsJaime Garcia Iglesias


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