The Foreign Press Association, Africa registers its displeasure against media outlets using images of black people alongside stories of the #monkeypox outbreak in North America and the United Kingdom.
“Monkeypox cases have been reported across at least a dozen European and North American countries this month. It is the first time the virus has been found in people with no clear connection to Western and Central Africa, BBC News reported.
The monkeypox virus can bring on pus-filled boils that hurt and are infectious for weeks. It can also cause symptoms of fever, headaches, swellings, and exhaustion, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Monkeypox can be spread by close contact with an infected person or animal, and by touching clothing or bedding used by someone with a rash, per WHO.”