In recent weeks, media reports on monkeypox – a rare pox virus typically carried by rodents in Central and Western Africa – have skyrocketed as unusual outbreaks have occurred in Europe, North America, Israel, and Australia. With monkeypox now declared to be a global health emergency, public concern is high. This is particularly true in the LGBTQ+ community, due to the majority of cases being reported around gay and bisexual men.
While raising public awareness around monkeypox is important, there has also been a lot of misinformation being put out around how this disease is spread and who is at risk. On today’s episode, we’ll be sharing with you the facts about monkeypox.
In this latest episode of Fenway Health’s Pride in Our Health podcast, we’re talking with Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute.
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