1 in 5 People in America Fear Monkeypox Report


About 19 percent of those surveyed in the US are somewhat scared of having Monkeypox. At the same time, 14 percent people are very worried about monkeypox, while 81 percent people are not worried about monkeypox at all. This has been revealed by a new study.

The study also showed that 69 percent of people know that monkeypox is usually spread through close contact with an infected person. But 26 per cent people do not know whether it is true or false.

University of Pennsylvania researcher Kathleen Hall Jamieson said in a statement, it is important that the public examine their concerns for the genuineness of the risk of COVID-19 and monkeypox and act appropriately.

Monkeypox has spread to 75 countries around the world, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a global Health Emergency on 23 July.

Overall, 2 out of every 3 Americans, or 66 percent, do not know whether a monkeypox vaccine exists. One in 3 people, or 34 percent, correctly know that there is a vaccine for monkeypox.

For the study, the team surveyed 1,580 American adults.

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