CDC Releases Monkey Pox ‘Safe Sex’ Guide

The US health body offers tips on how to avoid contracting monkey pox while at work.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines. “Safe Sex” Amid the spread of the monkeypox virus, romantic partners are urged to take steps to reduce exposure to the rare disease.

Published on Friday Entitled “Safe sex, social gatherings, and monkeypox,” the CDC document advises partners to watch out for. “Any new or unexplained rash or sores” A distinct symptom of monkeypox virus, on different parts of the body.

Although the agency said vaccination against monkeypox would provide protection, it added that the current limited supply of food may mean some people will not have access to the vaccine.

Then, the CDC recommends that people avoid it. “Anonymous Sex” And “Private and Public Sex Parties,” Instead of suggesting “Virtual sex without any personal contact.” Alternatively, there may be lovers. “Masturbate together without touching each other and without touching any spot” or “Consider having sex with him. [their] dressed up” Document issued.

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The United States has declared a public health emergency.

More than 6,000 monkeypox infections have been confirmed in the U.S. since May, with a disproportionate number among gay men. Although it is unknown whether the virus is spread primarily through sex or simply through extended contact involving sex, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said last month that men “Polysexual” Same-sex partners are especially at risk.

On Thursday, the White House followed the WHO’s lead in declaring monkeypox a public health emergency, with US Health Secretary Xavier Becerra calling. “Every American monkey should take pox seriously.”

Although rare, the virus has not been detected in the U.S. before, with a Texas resident hospitalized last summer with monkeypox after traveling to West Africa, where the pathogen is endemic. In 2003, more than 70 cases were confirmed in the United States, marking the first outbreak outside of Africa. According to to WHO.

Read more: The United States leads the world in cases of monkeypox.

Symptoms include fever, headache and muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, chills and fatigue, as well as itching, sores and skin lesions. Most infections clear up without serious illness, but the virus is rarely fatal.