A man who hadn’t had sex in months contracted monkeypox after going to a crowded outdoor event. Experts say intimate is still the most common way the virus spreads.

A girl in the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd at Glastonbury.

An unnamed man in his 20s attended an outdoor event and developed a monkeypox rash two weeks later.Matt Cardy/Getty Images

  • The man was reportedly diagnosed with monkeypox after attending an outdoor event.

  • Most people in the current outbreak have contracted monkeypox from having sex with an infected person.

  • The report’s lead author said the incident was unusual and nothing to worry about.

A man who hadn’t had sex in months was diagnosed with monkeypox after attending a crowded outdoor event.

An unnamed man in his 20s from the United States rash Two weeks after attending a large, crowded outdoor event in the UK, according to a research letter published in emerging infectious disease Diary of Monday.The rash appeared on his left palm and he had knuckles on both of his hands., Lips, torso.

Swabbed his rash and was diagnosed with monkeypox.the man had nothing else Typical monkeypox symptoms, said the report. Typical symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and feeling tired. lesion to the genitals and anus.

Most monkeypox cases in current epidemic are caused by sexual contact

The majority of 39,434 people monkeypox Subsequent reported cases May Found in gays, bisexuals, and other men who have sex with men, except in areas where the disease is endemic, who had intimate sexual contactsays the report’s authors.

The man, who was identified as bisexual, reportedly told an ER doctor when he returned to the United States that he had not had any sexual encounters during the trip or in the past three months.

Anyone can get monkeypox Rubbing a monkeypox rash on the skin, touching contaminated objects, or ingesting saliva or other respiratory secretions According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Experts told Insider that in the current outbreak, the virus is mainly spread through close contact, especially sexual intercourse. sexually transmitted disease.

Dr Jake Dunning, a senior research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Pandemic Science in the UK, told an insider before the report was published that the more time spent with an infected person, the higher the risk of infection. .

Abraar Karan, an infectious disease researcher at Stanford University and lead author of the report said to San Francisco Chronicle“This case should not be a cause for concern in the sense that this is a very rare occurrence.”

“The overwhelming majority of infections are still due to high-risk sexual networks and high-risk sexual exposures,” he said.

Risk of contracting monkeypox at event is low

In this case, men attended events not attended by men who primarily had sex with men, and danced close to others wearing “sleeveless tops and shorts” for “several hours” at a time. According to reports, he was wearing trousers and a short-sleeved top. Over his four days, he participated in other similar outdoor events.

“Although rubbing against a partially clothed person for hours in a mosh pit may increase the risk, at this time the risk of monkeypox for the average concert-goer is fairly low.” Dr. Peter Chinhong, a professor of medicine and infectious disease patient and disease expert at the University of California, San Francisco, told Insider.

The man also reportedly took two flights and was on a crowded public train.

Qinghong says surface is ‘not a good way’ to catch monkeypox Also, “even if monkeypox becomes more common in the general population, it is highly unlikely that a short layover could spread a respiratory infection.”

Keith Neal, emeritus professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Nottingham in the UK, said planes are “even safer” than subways and buses thanks to air filtration systems.

mens symptoms The report said he recovered 26 days after starting treatment.

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