Monkeypox Transmission | Humans to Humans | Animals to Humans

Monkeypox virus can be transmitted through human to human contact or through animal to human contact. The current 2022 outbreak is mainly due to transmission from person to person contact which can occur in any of the below ways (animal to human contact is not the reason for this outbreak) from an person infected with MonkeyPox

1. Respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact
2. Direct contact with infectious scabs, rashes or body fluids from lesions
3. Touching items that would have touched or got the fluids from lesions, scabs or rashes from the infectious persons
4. Pregnant people can spread virus to their fetus via placenta

The other way of contracting Monkeypox is mainly through from the animals who already have Monkeypox. Saliva from infected animals or lesions from rashes/scabs of infected animals can make a person contract Monkeypox.

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