Many still think that the monkeypox pandemic is only a problem in the gay community. Well Media Take Out learned that a popular Tiktoker is offering proof that isn’t the case. According to the influencer, who also works as a flight attendant – he contracted the disease while on a dirty plane, or in an unsanitary hotel room.
@ava__monet Monkey pox as a working flight attendant #monkeypox #flightattendant #hotel #fyp #letsgoinsane ♬ original sound – Ava Monet Josh Jones
The flight attendant, who goes by Josh Jones on TikTok, flies for a U.S. airline (which he does not name) and developed skin lesions during a work trip in Florida. He visited the emergency room, was tested, and the testing confirmed that he had monkeypox, though the spread of lesions over his body made that clear before the results even arrived.
The CDC has warned that monkeypox is primarily spread via men having sex with men. However Jones, who is gay, denies that is how he contacted monkeypox. Answering question from viewers, he asserted:
“No, I have been in contact with someone or had sex or whatever like you guys think because flight attendants are apparently whores. I know I’ve gotten it on the plane or at a dirty hotel or another crew member may have had it or come into contact with me.”
The CDC states that monkeypox can spread through direct contact or by touching objects, including fabrics and surfaces, used by someone who is infected.
@ava__monet Day 6 with monkey pox #flightattendant #monkeypox #fyp ♬ original sound – Ava Monet Josh Jones