CDC issues bizarre advice for sex while having monkeypox

Americans who think they’ve been exposed to monkeypox should take precautions like masturbating 6 feet away from their partner to prevent the virus from spreading, health officials say.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a list of safe activities for sexually active patients earlier this month. Among the recommendations is to avoid kissing and “having sex with your clothes on or covering areas where rashes or sores are present.

Patients and potential patients are also advised to “wash hands, fetish gear, sex toys, and any fabrics” after having sex and to “masturbate together at least 6 feet apart.” , without touching each other and without touching any rashes or wounds. ”

The bizarre advice invoked New York City’s bizarre recommendation that sexually active people use “glory holes” during the coronavirus pandemic to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization is investigating whether monkeypox can be sexually transmitted after the virus was detected in a patient’s semen.

After monkeypox is detected in a patient’s semen, the World Health Organization determines whether the virus can be transmitted sexually.

The vast majority of monkeypox cases in England have been linked to sexually active gay men, health officials said last week.

There have been 19 confirmed cases of the potentially serious virus in New York City, officials said Thursday.

Patients suffer from a flu-like illness and swollen lymph nodes before developing a rash on their face and body.

The virus is not as contagious as COVID-19 and is transmitted through bodily fluids and prolonged contact with infected areas, the health department said.

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