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US Health Officials Warn Spread of Monkeypox Rampant Among Gay, Bisexual Individuals

According to health officials in the United States of America, men who identify as gay or bisexual have an increased risk of developing monkeypox. Other groups can catch the disease, according to Dr. John Brooks of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although it is more common among gay and bisexual people. According to Brooks, it is critical for doctors and everyone to be aware of the disease's symptoms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has issued a warning that the current global outbreak of monkeypox appears to be spreading more rapidly among gay and bisexual males around the world. Monkeypox open sores might be confused with herpes, syphilis, or chickenpox.

Anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, can get the virus through close personal contact. If someone has come into close contact with someone who may have contracted the virus, they should be cautious and monitor for symptoms.

Fever, headache, muscle aches, chills, weariness, and swollen lymph nodes are common signs of the condition. According to CNN, Brooks noted that some groups now have a higher risk of monkeypox exposure, which is not restricted to the homosexual and bisexual community. It can cause rashes on the face, hands, feet, eyes, mouth, or private regions, which develop into pimples and finally blisters.

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