The WHO on Thursday will determine whether monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee will meet on June 23 to discuss this rapidly spreading virus.
"We shouldn't have been putting up pictures of just black and brown skin," Birx told Newsweek.
"I trust our LGBT community like no other community of effectively communicating both the science and the data and alerting that network," she told Newsweek.
Microbiologist Alexander Gintsburg told TASS news agency that he is "afraid that it cannot be explained by untraditional sexual contacts only."
"Many diseases can be spread through sexual contact...but it doesn't mean that it's a sexually transmitted disease," a WHO advisor on STDs said.
TikTok's thatgaydoctor wants "to do away with any stigma or embarrassment that anybody might have about getting any form of disease. These things happen."
One Chicago resident and individuals from another state reported attending the international conference before contracting monkeypox.
A name change could be on the way for monkeypox after scientists have argued that the current naming violates the WHO's own guidelines.
Associate Professor Brittany L. Kmush told Newsweek that although monkeypox is not thought of as an airborne virus, its mode of transmission may have changed.
The CDC said in a press release on June 9 that it is "still learning" about whether transmission can occur through semen or vaginal fluids.
Newsweek spoke to experts about what causes the airborne transmission of monkeypox.
Not only are Americans more worried about issues like inflation, more than half describe themselves as "burned out" over U.S. politics.
The 48-year-old had visited nightclubs in Mexico before he decided to flee the hospital where he was being treated.
The health agency advised travelers to wear a mask to prevent the virus' spread, but has now removed this recommendation from its website.
Some infectious diseases can spread through airborne transmission via tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols that can become suspended in the air.
Health officials say they are getting in touch with close contacts of the infected individual who had recently been on a flight from Mexico.
Monkeypox has been labelled a "gay disease" in countries from the U.S. to Iraq, triggering fears of more stigma for LGBTQ+ people.
An update showed 31 confirmed cases across the United States.
According to the CDC, there are now 24 confirmed cases in the U.S. from two distinct outbreaks.
There were at least 780 confirmed cases of virus ahead of last weekend.
Gates also spoke about the conspiracy theories he's found himself at the center of since the COVID outbreak.
The CDC's level 2 travel alert encourages travelers to take "enhanced precautions" to prevent contracting monkeypox.
The WHO has reiterated that although monkeypox is spreading, it is very different from COVID-19.
Global.health has developed a map that shows the progress of monkeypox cases, both confirmed and suspected, across the world.