Man likely spread monkeypox at Texas bathhouse through sex with multiple men

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An out-of-state man visiting Dallas likely spread monkeypox when he visited a gay bathhouse, health officials said.

The unidentified man visited Club Dallas, a private men’s sauna where according to the club’s website patrons can “socialize in one of our lounges or enjoy a video in your private dressing room” from June 22 through 25.

The man was infectious during that time and has a confirmed case of monkeypox, the Dallas Health Department said.

During his stay, the man had sex with multiple partners, the health department said.

Monkeypox is spread through contact with bodily fluids, monkeypox sores and shared clothing and bedding. It can also be spread through respiratory droplets in close settings.

Dallas health officials are warning anyone who visited Club Dallas that they may have been exposed to monkeypox and should be monitoring themselves for symptoms. Fever, swollen lymph nodes and body aches are common before a rash appears.

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The man visited Club Dallas, a private men’s sauna, from June 22 through 25.
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“Nationally, many monkeypox cases are occurring within sexual networks,” said Dallas County Health and Human Services. “(Those) at high risk for monkeypox exposure — including men who have sex with men, people who use social media applications to find sex partners, and those who have had skin to skin contact with people with sores or other symptoms of monkeypox — should be aware of their risk and seek medical attention if they develop symptoms of monkeypox.”

Club Dallas did not respond to The Post’s request for comment about whether it had notified patrons they may have been exposed to the disease.

The only other four cases of monkeypox reported in Dallas County have been men who have sex with other men and who traveled recently, the health department said.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Humans, we never truly learn from our mistakes. The AIDS virus was spread in a similar fashion.

    Will humanity survive another one thousand years or will it be a case of extinction by misadventure, asteroid impact, deadly viral outbreak, global warming, or Armageddon on a biblical level? Every second is only a second from the end. Are we going to die? Name one living thing that will not.

    I hope the cockroaches have a better go at it than we did as a species.

  2. “Monkeypox is spread through contact with bodily fluids, monkeypox sores and shared clothing and bedding. It can also be spread through respiratory droplets in close settings.”

    I am getting increasingly worried about the nature of reporting that I find. Stories are either political in nature (very one sided) or absolutely absurd like this. Humans are easily led and when there is doubt placed, we follow the easiest path.

    The author makes a statement that in the minds of others says that anyone who gets Monkey Pox is gay, when I could be at a crowded mall or movie theater and become exposed and infected.

    First of all, why is this story in our Regional news when the “event” occurred in Texas?

    Monkey Pox is now in Jamaica. Are we to believe that this individual became infected after having sex with men on his recent trip to the UK?

    Come on reporters, be responsible and ANR you also have a responsibility to post news that is relevant to our part of the world.

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