‘Nobody wants to mess this up’: A WHO official weighs in on the challenges of responding to monkeypox

Health officials stress monkeypox doesn't present the same kind of threat as Covid-19. On the other hand, it’s not clear transmission can be stopped.

The expanding monkeypox outbreak is posing enormous communications challenges for public health authorities keen to keep this animal virus from becoming entrenched as a human pathogen.

Among the most exacting is the need to alert the people currently believed to be at greatest risk — men who have sex with men — without further stigmatizing a group that has too often experienced social opprobrium.

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