Some members of Atlanta’s LGBTQ community are angry and frustrated about the explosion of monkeypox cases.
The disease is believed to occur primarily through large respiratory droplets in human-to-human contact. Respiratory droplets generally cannot travel more than a few feet, so prolonged face-to-face contact is required.
The illness lasts about two to four weeks and is rarely fatal.
People diagnosed with the disease shared their experiences Thursday at a town hall meeting hosted by the Fulton County Board of Health and Atlanta Pride.