Here’s Why Monkeypox Is Not Like COVID-19
May 25, 2022 10:05AM CDT
The spread of monkeypox is grabbing headlines and has people concerned about another major pandemic, but it doesn’t look like that will be the case! One health expert says the disease is nothing like COVID-19.
World Health Organization adviser Dr. David Heymann says it’s unlikely we’ll see a widespread transmission of monkeypox: “This is not COVID… it does not spread in the air and we have vaccines to protect against it“.
Monkeypox appears to spread through sexual activity or very close contact. Some experts believe the current wave can be traced to a pair of rave parties in Europe.
If you are worried about it, thought, here are the symptoms to watch out for: bumpy rash, fever, and a sudden urge to hurl your poop.