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Moyet Smallpox Emergency, Gay-Bisexual Men Asked to Limit Boyfriends

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that gay and bisexual men limit the number of their sexual partners. This is to protect yourself from monkeypox (monkeypox) and help slow the transmission of the rapidly spreading virus.

“Men who have sex with men are the group most at risk of infection today,” said WHO monkeypox expert Rosamund Lewis. CNBC InternationalThursday (28/7/2022).

“About 99% of cases occur in men and at least 95% of patients are men who have sex with men,” he added.



The head of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the same thing. He said it was very important for public health authorities to engage the gay community to reduce transmission of the virus and treat the infected, while protecting their human rights.

“For men who have sex with men … reduce your number of sexual partners, reconsider sex with a new partner and exchange contact details with a new partner,” Tedros directs.

The latest WHO data shows that more than 18,000 cases of monkeypox have now been reported in 78 countries. About 10% of monkeypox patients have been hospitalized.

Although it can recover in two weeks, sufferers are still at risk of death. Currently five deaths have been reported in Africa.

The WHO has declared a global health emergency in response to the outbreak over the weekend as cases rose rapidly. Europe is now the epicenter of the global outbreak, reporting more than 70% of monkeypox cases.

[Gambas:Video CNBC]

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