The medical world is currently concerned about the rise of monkeypox cases in different parts of the world. There’s no telling why experts are worried, as the virus is able to pass from one person to another.
According to the BBC, doctors now believe that there’s a chance for monkeypox to hinder the access to services regarding sexual health. How is such a thing possible? Well, pretty easily, if you ask us.
Some medical staff needs to self-isolate
Since the monkeypox virus is able to pass from one person to another via close contact or by touching the same contaminated area, it’s obvious that it’s a good idea to self-isolate if you’ve somehow come in contact with another individual who’s infected with the virus. That’s what clinical staff needs to do as well, which also won’t exactly be a winning move for those in need of medical help from those clinics. Such measures have already been implemented.
If that doesn’t convince you, here’s another reason to be concerned: sexual health clinics in London are hindering people from accessing altogether.
Dr. Claire Dewsnap, who is a consultant in genitourinary medicine and also president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, said as the BBC quotes:
It is already stretching the workforce and will have a massive impact if staff have to isolate if they are in close contact with someone who’s infected,
I am concerned about the potential impact on access to sexual health generally.
So far, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the existence of roughly 80 cases of infection with the monkeypox virus in various parts of the world.
Monkeypox can cause symptoms of fever, fatigue, muscle aches, chills, and more. In some relatively rare cases, it can even kill a person.