The CDC report found that out of 291 men surveyed, 19 percent reported having 10 or more partners in the three weeks before contracting the disease, 14 percent reported having between five and nine partners, and 40 percent reported having between two and four partners, according to the Journal.
Meanwhile, according to the CDC report: “Among 86 men with information reported, 33 (38%) reported group sex, defined as sex with more than two persons, at a festival, group sex event, or sex party.”
The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern” on July 23. On Thursday, as CNN reported, the Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services declared monkeypox a public health emergency as the total cases in the country surpassed 7,000.
As of Saturday, according to the CDC, the U.S. case count was 7,510. No monkeypox deaths in the United States have been recorded.