Although monkeypox is less contagious than COVID, the virus is spreading and most people aren’t immune to its effects, according to Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding.
On Monday, the World Health Network Epidemiologist in an interview discussed the once-extremely rare disease and why it might not be so rare this time.
According to Dr. Feigl-Ding, the virus is less contagious than Covid-19, but we’re still in the early phases, with numbers growing all over the world, particularly in Congo, the United Kingdom, and Portugal.
According to him, the major issue is that most people under the age of 50 have no immunity to the virus. Furthermore, the incubation time is substantially longer than that of other viruses, ranging from 10 to 21 days.
As a result, many people may be further along before they realize they have it… and may be able to spread it to others.
Doc warns us to be cautious since Monkeypox didn’t always spread this way — there were a few instances here and there. He now hopes that skeptics in the United States will wake up and realize that wearing a mask can help guard against all diseases, including COVID and monkeypox.
He claims that some people are still debating whether it is airborne or not, but that it is a major issue nonetheless, he added.
The first case in the United States was discovered earlier this month, when a man from Massachusetts tested positive for the virus, according to a health official.