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The Sadness of a Man Affected by COVID-19 and Monkey Pox at Once, It Feels ‘Ambyar’

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A man from California, Mitcho Thompson, shared the unfortunate story of being exposed to COVID-19 and monkeypox at once. This condition made him suffer double for weeks.

Thompson said that he got a positive test result for COVID-19 at the end of June 2022. At that time, he was already feeling sick due to the symptoms of COVID-19. But while his symptoms continued, he found small red lesions on his back, legs, arms and neck.

“Doctors firmly believed that I had monkeypox and that I had both (COVID-19 and monkeypox),” Thompson said.


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“That’s why the question is. Can I get both diseases at the same time? The doctor said, ‘Yes, yes, yes’,” he continued.

Thompson explained, Corona virus infection and monkeypox at the same time made him experience severe flu-like symptoms. He also had fever, shortness of breath, chills, body aches and skin lesions.

“It really hurts,” Thompson said.

“The worst thing was to be honest, when I could barely get out of bed, and I could barely drink water.”

Furthermore, Thompson reported that his condition was now improving after contracting a double infection with ‘monkey COVID’.

How can you get Corona and Monkeypox at the same time?

Infectious disease specialist at Stanford University, Dr. Dean Winslow, revealed the potential for a person to be infected with the Corona virus and the monkeypox virus at the same time. Given that the number of cases of COVID-19 is still high in many countries, the monkeypox virus has spread.

“Of course it is not impossible that this (coronavirus infection and monkeypox at the same time) will occur,” said Dr. Winslow.

“This is just incredible bad luck. The two viruses are very different viruses.”

It is known, monkeypox virus mainly spreads through skin-to-skin contact. However, this virus can also be transmitted through contact with linen or clothing used by people who are infected with the monkeypox virus.

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