Man With MonkeyPox Speaks Out About His Symptoms

Written by on July 27, 2022

A Houston Texas man, Wesley Wallace, recently did an interview with KHOU11 to bring more awareness to monkeypox. According to the Texas Department of Health, there are now 57 cases of confirmed monkeypox in the Houston region with 183 across the state. Wallace said he believes he got the virus during July 4th weekend when he was at the bar. “I’m going to say I was probably kissing somebody that had it and didn’t know it, just based on where my initial lesions popped up. Wallace explains just being awake is excruciating. “As you can see, from the time it started, it’s just progressed and has gotten worse and worse,” Wallace said.

Wallace initially thought – was just a pimple that soon turned out to be Monkeypox. He has eight different lesions on his chin, and even one in his mouth. “Now random little lesions are starting to appear on my body. So you can see the one on my hand. There’s one there on my wrist,” Wallace said. He also revealed that it hasn’t been much access to vaccines. “There’s a huge high-risk population that are just hungry for the vaccine, and they don’t have access to it,” Wallace said. “I have friends that are actually buying airline tickets, flying to other cities just to go get the vaccine and then come home.”

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