Monkeypox’s Origin Has Been Discovered

Dr. David Heymann, former World Health Organization (WHO) emergencies department head, revealed that the current monkypox outbreak was traced back to two LGBT festivals in Europe.

“We know monkeypox can spread when there is close contact with the lesions of someone who is infected. And it looks like sexual contact has now amplified that transmission,” he said.

Health authorities have already begun tracing cases back to the Gran Canarian gay pride festival, which was held May 5 to 15 and attended by up to 80,000 people. In Belgium, meanwhile, three cases have been linked to Darklands, a large-scale fetish festival held May 5 to 8 in Antwerp…

Reports said that most of the known cases in Europe have been among men who have sex with men, but anyone can be infected through close contact with an infected person. Read more…

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