How Monkeypox Virus Is Transmitted

Monkeypox is transmitted to humans through contact with infected animals, such as rodents and monkeys. Humans can also be exposed to the virus through contact with infected humans. The disease cannot be spread directly from one person to another; however, it may spread quickly in areas where there is a high population density and poor sanitation. Human susceptibility to monkeypox is increased by exposure to individuals who have been recently exposed to the virus. If you or someone you know has been exposed to a virus, it’s important that they take precautions against secondary infection.

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