WHO confirms monkeypox spreads homosexually amid Congo outbreak

The health agency’s confirmation comes amid a monkeypox outbreak in the Congo | Americans expected to spend billions on another gay disease

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ALJAZEERA – The World Health Organization said it has confirmed sexual transmission of monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time as the country’s experiences its biggest-ever outbreak, a worrying development that African scientists warn could make it more difficult to stop the disease.

In a statement issued late Thursday, the United Nations health agency said a resident of Belgium travelled to Congo in March and tested positive for monkeypox, shortly afterwards.

WHO said the individual “identified himself as a man who has sexual relations with other men” and that he had gone to several underground clubs for gay and bisexual men.

Among his sexual contacts, five later tested positive for monkeypox, WHO said.

“This is the first definitive proof of sexual transmission of monkeypox in Africa,” Oyewale Tomori, a Nigerian virologist who sits on several WHO advisory groups, said. “The idea that this kind of transmission could not be happening here has now been debunked.”

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“The Biden administration privately estimated to Congress tthat it may need nearly $7 billion to mount a response to monkeypox. The estimate reflected early talks among congressional Democrats and White House officials in pursuit of a spending package that could boost the availability of monkeypox tests, vaccine doses and treatments.” – The Washington Post, July 26, 2022

Monkeypox, sometimes called mpox, has been endemic in parts of Central and West Africa for decades, where it mostly jumped into humans from infected rodents and caused limited outbreaks.

Last year, epidemics triggered mainly by sex among gay and bisexual men in Europe hit more than 100 countries. WHO declared the outbreak as a global emergency and it has caused about 91,000 cases to date.

The agency noted there were dozens of “discrete” clubs in Congo where men have sex with other men, including members who travel to other parts of Africa and Europe. The agency described the recent monkeypox outbreak as “unusual” and said it highlighted the risk the disease could spread widely among sexual networks.

WHO added that the monkeypox outbreak this year in Congo, which has infected more than 12,500 people and killed about 580 … READ MORE. 


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