Gay Dating App Warns Users About Spread of Monkeypox

Gay Dating App Warns Users About Spread of Monkeypox

Gay Dating App Warns Users Of Horrifying New Disease

(RepublicanNews.org) – As the news broke of monkeypox spreading to countries aside from those impacted in Africa, the world, still recovering from COVID-19, stopped for a moment. While the infection hasn’t seemed to spread fast, people are still showing concern. The dating app Grindr recently issued a warning to its users concerning the spread of monkeypox.

Grindr is one of the largest dating apps in the world. Members of the LGBTQ community frequent the app searching for love, friends, and even sexual encounters. The platform issued a warning to its members in response to the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)’s claims that monkeypox often affects “young men, self-identifying as men who have sex with men.”

The app details in its warning that monkeypox spreads through physical contact and can also spread through “clothes, bedding or sex toys.” Grindr sent its message to European users in 13 different languages and is planning on sending a similar message to its users in the US.

Vaccines are available to those who have yet to contract the virus, which Breitbart mentions could take up to three weeks to produce noticeable symptoms. Once monkeypox infects a person, there is no known cure. However, the illness is often mild, lasting 6 to 13 days. Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the virus’s effects and may suffer more severe symptoms if infected.

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