A man with monkeypox became viral because he talked about his experience.
Matt Ford, who travels back and forth between New York City and Los Angeles, was exposed through his Los Angeles friends through his skin-to-skin contact. He noticed that he had acorpsin his "underwear zone," andwrote in an article on BuzzFeed. In a
article, he usedTwitterandTikToklast week to "control more infections ahead of New York pride." I explained that I talked about the case.
According to Ford, it took three days for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to "already know" what he was saying to make a formal diagnosis.
"According to my doctor ... CDC does a very trivial job of tracking how many cases actually exist," he said in a TikTok video.
"[This] is due to a lack of tests and is usually not on top of it."
The corps is his body including his face, arms, hands and abdomen.
"I think I counted 25 in total, and there are also some more sensitive areas that tend to be the most painful. They hurt so much, just as they really hurt. , I just had to go to the doctor to get painkillers to get to sleep, "he said.
After noticing the spots, he said they were filled with pus and began to feel itchy.
Ford also experienced flu-like symptoms such as fever and cough.
When his symptoms first began on June 17, monkeypox cases first reached three digits in the United States. It was warned that this number could be inaccurate because little testing was done.
"I was relieved to know that I was not alone, but I was worried that the case might be badly underestimated," he said.