So what does the WHO classification 2 to 4 mean for monkeypox? Here is the explanation.
- Classification 2: Countries that have experienced imported cases and where there has been human-to-human transmission.
- Rank 3: Countries with transmission between animals and humans.
- Classification 4: Countries with production capacity for diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutic agents.
Until now, monkeypox was not reported under the category of sexually transmitted diseases. Although this disease can be transmitted sexually. So what is the cause?
“We don’t say it’s a sexually transmitted disease, but why is it linked to sexual intercourse? What I want to emphasize is that transmission is always by the droplet route and by contact,” internal medicine specialist Robert Sinto said.
“If it’s a sexual relationship or any relationship that has close contact, then it’s infected. So the contact is there. Yes, so don’t be confused by the transmission process that’s happening,” he added.
Thus, Robert pointed out that monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease. It’s just that transmission occurs in those who are sexually active.
“So don’t get me wrong. It hasn’t been declared a sexually transmitted disease,” Robert said.
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