(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Almost 100% of monkeypox cases in the United States are men who have sex with other men and usually do so with multiple partners, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
99% of America’s monkeypox patients are male, and 94% are gay males, the report found, as cited by The Daily Caller.
Most of the gay men had sexual intercourse with numerous partners in the weeks before their infection.
40% of those infected with monkeypox reported they had had sex with 2-4 partners before contracting the virus, 14% said they had had 5-9 partners, and 19% reported more than ten partners.
Of the entire group, 38% revealed they had participated in a sex party or another type of gay group sex event.
The report is based on interviews with 358 men infected with monkeypox between May 17 and July 22. The number is 12% of the confirmed infections in the US during that period.
Only 8% of the monkeypox patients were hospitalized. Since the virus outbreak, there have been no deaths stemming from the infections in the United States or Europe.
The CDC had information about the HIV status of 334 out of the 358 surveyed patients, and 41% of those were HIV-positive.
Data from the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), and European health authorities have shown that the monkeypox virus spreads almost exclusively among homosexual males, with some rare cases in other demographic groups.
Nonetheless, The Daily Caller points out that health institutions in the US and Europe have been unable to put out clear messages on how to protect from monkeypox out of “fears of directing stigma towards gay and bisexual men.”
“Public health efforts should prioritize gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men,” the CDC wrote in its report.
At the same time, however, it abstains from recommending that homosexuals reduce the number of their sexual partners.
The WHO already recommended that in July when it declared monkeypox a public health emergency.
The Health Department of the Biden administration declared a public health emergency.