A health equity expert on making monkeypox messaging more inclusive

The monkeypox outbreak that has spread around the world has disproportionately affected gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. But some public health experts are warning that the messaging about the outbreak needs to be reframed to take into account the risk to other populations, particularly underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

These experts caution that current messaging may leave many people with the false impression that they are not at risk for monkeypox. They’re also concerned about access to health care for people from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who do contract the disease.

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