Is the monkeypox outbreak increasing in the US?
Well, unfortunately so.
According to recent news updates, in May, the first case of monkeypox in the United States, which is an infectious viral disease, was located in Boston, Massachusetts.
What initially started in the UK has reportedly expanded from overseas and reached a total of 48 states.
Symptoms of infection can include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and blisters and may show up between 5-21 days from the time of exposure.
What You Need to Know About Monkeypox
Already living in fear of COVID-19, social media users took to their accounts to express their concerns about the rise of monkeypox in the states.
The governor of New York declared a disaster emergency for the state, as the amount of monkeypox patients only seem to go up by the day.
A lot of people are wanting another shut down, while others are finding comedy to cope through these scary times.
Monkeypox was originally labeled and misconceived as higher risk for males of the LGBTQ community.
However, additional details have since proven that to be false, as the disease happens to be contagious to those of all demographics.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions…
Social Media Reacts to the Monkeypox Outbreak Increasing in the US
over 3,000 cases of monkeypox in the united states and we still not shut down???? pic.twitter.com/7kxaH8aWdt
— 🍑 (@PEACHYBLACKG0RL) July 26, 2022
I’m not even going to lie I’m so scared of the Monkeypox shit😩
— 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐉𝐈𝐄 © (@boojieshay) July 29, 2022
for those of us with trypophobia.. these monkeypox pictures are literally HELL
— folake aina (@f0lake) July 30, 2022
the fact that monkeypox can be spread just by touching someone else’s clothing is insane to me like i actually never wanna go anywhere ever again
— mother earth🧃 (@nonbinarybooty) July 19, 2022
ngl, this monkeypox shit got me SPOOKED. I won’t be anywhere I don’t have to be.
— bae. (@bahjarodriguez) July 30, 2022
Y’all played with Covid! Monkeypox is where the line is fucking drawn!
— 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐉𝐈𝐄 © (@boojieshay) July 29, 2022
monkey pox got me ready to stay my monkey ass at home😂😂😂
— LUV💘 (@brimonaee_) July 29, 2022
Monkeypox got me scared for my life 😭
— WAY2SEXY (@ghettogirlzent) July 29, 2022
I rebuke that monkeypox spirit
— 𝙅𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚’ (@solikeapimp) July 30, 2022
They should’ve just killed the first nigga with monkey pox
— Slym. (@Slymjady) July 30, 2022
So, monkeypox—a virus that can cause blindness, disfigurement, extreme complications, & death—has been reported on at least 5 college campuses & in county jails. It’s also infecting kids. There is no plan for fall/winter. We cannot accept doing nothing.
— Laura Miers (@LauraMiers) July 26, 2022
also, for people who have been saying monkeypox is about “vanity” here’s a reminder that monkeypox can kiII children, and can be DISABLING. this is COVID all over again. pic.twitter.com/6Are5oDtJZ
— IG: 5hahem (@shaTIRED) July 30, 2022
I’m just tired. My 20s being consumed by COVID, monkeypox, inflation, a recession really, and who knows what else to come. I’m tired of having to suppress all of this to push forward. You try to make the best out of it but can only do so much
— OMARIVON (@ProficientMinds) July 30, 2022
this monkey pox shit is terrifying i pray i never catch that shit🙏🏽
— Ms.DTN (@xmiyahh) July 30, 2022
School starts back up in a few weeks and they really acting like monkeypox is only a risk for gay men, yeah its gonna be BAD
— The Great Negro (@jiggyjayy2) July 30, 2022
Can monkeypox just stop? Wtf is that weird ass shit? I’m tired
— Z H A N É (@ZhaneJahnice) July 29, 2022
monkey pox pictures making me scared to breathe like this can’t be fr pic.twitter.com/YoCzFG9Jmk
— sarah lugor! (@sarahlugor) July 25, 2022
monkeypox, covid, m4rc0s presidency, no doh secretary, mandatory rotc???!?? oh…. pic.twitter.com/1WrJgQAkIa
— ً (@belovaniston) July 29, 2022
Monkeypox is neither an STD nor a gay disease. DOH, in its statement yesterday, emphasized that ANYONE MAY GET MONKEYPOX.
Warn. Do not stigmatize and harm.
— Ariel Rojas (@arielrojasPH) July 30, 2022
lmao the difference of covid and monkeypox. it’s like no one cares to die but no one wants to be ugly 😭😭
— jeré 🥑 (@jerek1dd0) July 29, 2022
Monkeypox 1st case has arrived while seeing all the disinformation spread in real time + DOH Secretary is still yet to be announced. This is VERY alarming.
— Kerwin King (@imkerwinking) July 29, 2022
Monkeypox clinics: SAY YOU A HOE THAT SUCK DICK RN OR NO VACCINE!!!
— adonis (@adonisdotpdf) July 26, 2022
Please stop sharing these monkey pox pics , it’s giving me the heebeegeebees
— Jas (@SweetMourning) July 30, 2022
Monkeypox got me paranoid like a mf 😭
— ᗷiG JiGGA 🎲🎲 (@CjayyTaughtHer) July 30, 2022
It is true that data shows monkeypox has happened to affect MSM populations, and we need to recognize that to address a health issue that disproportionately affects members of our community. BUT we need to make it clear that monkeypox is NOT a gay disease! ANYONE can be affected!
— Rey Valmores Salinas (@ReynaValmores) July 30, 2022
Monkeypox is a COVER STORY for the C19 injection damage.
— C.J. (@CjlatamC) July 29, 2022
When the celebrities start getting monkey pox watch how fast everything shifts pic.twitter.com/PhsTXKhjOf
— Boots (@knotBoots) July 30, 2022
People are worried about monkeypox. Govt downplaying it and Kim Atienza calling it a gay disease. Perfect!
— Noel Escondo (@noelescondo) July 30, 2022
What were some of your first reactions to the Monkeypox virus reaching the United States? Let us know in the comments below!
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