Sexual activity is a way of spreading monkeypox – Deputy Health Director
Mr. Akwasi Dwomo who is the Deputy Director of health for the Asante Mampong Municipality has said that things that can really spread monkeypox or can make someone attract or be affected by monkeypox are deep kissing, close touches, and intercourse. They are major means of spreading monkeypox.
“One of the fastest ways to spread monkeypox is through sharing clothing and engaging in sexual activity with someone who is infected,” he stated.
According to Mr. Dwomoh, his outfit has located and collected a sample from a possible monkeypox patient.
He noted that because they are still awaiting the suspected patient’s test results, they are unable to confirm if there is a case of monkeypox in the community.
According to Mr. Dwomoh, typical rashes are the first sign that someone may be suffering from the monkeypox disease just that monkeypox rashes are somehow different from other skin rashes. In comparison to other skin rashes, monkeypox is more dangerous and spreads more quickly, he continued.
If fluid from an infected person comes into contact with an uninfected person, the latter would contract the disease, Mr. Dwomoh added.
Even though there has not been a case reported yet, he asked everyone to exercise additional caution while they await the suspected person’s test results.
He made this statement during the presentation of some items to the Asante Mampong Bosomkyekye Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound.