Monkeypox symptoms include characteristic rash and pustules – case confirmed in UK

How transmissive is Monkeypox?

According to the WHO: “Most human infections result from a primary, animal-to-human transmission.”

During human monkeypox outbreaks, close contact with monkeypox patients is the most significant risk factor for monkeypox virus infection between humans.

Therefore, health workers treating an infected patient and their household members are at a greater risk of infection.

However, the UK Government has pointed out that the virus is “rare” and “does not spread easily between people”.


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