The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that Monkeypox can
spread during intimate contact between people, including during sex, as well as
activities like kissing, cuddling, or touching parts of the body with monkeypox sores.
At this time, it is not known if monkeypox can spread through semen or vaginal
The NCDC in a statement shared on its website also listed some symptoms of the
“Symptoms of the illness include fever, headache, body aches, weakness, swollen
lymph nodes (glands), and a rash. After about 1 to 3 days of fever, the rash erupts,
beginning on the face and then spreading to the body with the face and palms/soles
being mostly affected.
“They can also occur in and around the genitals which is why contact during sex is
one mode of transmission. It is mostly a self-limiting illness that often lasts for two
to four weeks.”