A Georgia, US woman diagnosed with monkeypox said she did not contact the "painful" virus through sex - and is using TikTok to fight "misinformation" about the disease.

Camille Seaton, 20, started feeling unwell in July and rushed to hospital when she noticed blisters breaking out on her face.

The young mother was then stunned when she tested positive for the virus — declaring a public health emergency in the United States earlier this month, the nypost reports.

Monkeypox, which is spreading across the U.S. after an outbreak in Europe this spring, is mostly affecting gay and bisexual men, who make up about 98 percent of patients, according to NYU biologist Joseph Osmundson.

Seaton — who is the first woman to be officially diagnosed in the Peach State — works at a gas station and said she believes she contracted the virus while handling "dirty money" at her job, according to a now-viral video with more than a million views.

The mother spent more than two weeks in isolation at her home in the city, with her 3-year-old daughter being cared for by other family members.

Seaton also told the publication that her monkeypox symptoms were serious, saying, “I was literally in pain all the time.

It was itching.

It was joint pain.

They were excruciating headaches.

He was fainting.

You have to go through a lot before you can start the healing process."

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Home alone, Seaton took to social media to combat misinformation about the virus, sharing TikTok videos.

In the viral video, Seaton states that “I'm here to tell you again that sex is not the only way to get this virus.

Yes, it's mostly men who have gotten it — I'm just the first woman to get it in the state of Georgia — but everybody's different."

"This is no joke," she warned further.

"Wash your hands, wear masks, don't touch people, wear gloves."

She continued that "The virus is not airborne, but it can be.

You can catch it by sitting in an enclosed space with someone who has it - a car, a plane, a room."

US health agencies have counted at least 6,600 suspected cases of monkeypox - with another 1,000 expected to be added next week, according to epidemiological forecasters.

At the same time, the World Health Organization reports over 26 thousand cases in the world.