Monkeypox is a rare but potentially deadly viral disease that has recently reemerged in Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In this article, we will explore the modes of transmission of monkeypox and answer the question on many people's minds: is monkeypox airborne?
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Modes of Transmission
Monkeypox is primarily transmitted through contact with infected animals or humans. The virus can be transmitted through direct contact with blood, bodily fluids, or lesions of an infected person or animal. It can also be transmitted through contact with contaminated surfaces, such as bedding or clothing, or through the consumption of infected animal products.
Monkeypox can also be transmitted through respiratory droplets, such as when an infected person coughs or sneezes. However, respiratory transmission is thought to be rare and requires close contact with the infected person.
While monkeypox can be transmitted through respiratory droplets, it is not considered to be an airborne disease. Airborne transmission refers to the spread of a disease through tiny droplets or particles that remain in the air and can be inhaled by others.
According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox is not considered to be an airborne disease because respiratory transmission is thought to be rare and requires close contact with an infected person. However, it is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the transmission of monkeypox.
Preventing monkeypox requires a combination of measures, including avoiding contact with infected animals or humans, practicing good hygiene, and getting vaccinated if you are at risk.
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In conclusion, while monkeypox can be transmitted through respiratory droplets, it is not considered to be an airborne disease. Preventing monkeypox requires a combination of measures, and more research is needed to fully understand the transmission of the disease. For more information on monkeypox, please visit our blog and FAQ pages, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news and updates.