How does Monkeypox spread?

  • Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close contact or skin-to-contact.
  • Through direct contact with monkeypox rash, sores, or scabs
  • Transmission can happen if you touch objects, fabrics (clothing, bedding, or towels), and surfaces that have been used by someone with monkeypox.
  • Through saliva or droplets from the nose or mouth from a person with monkeypox.
  • Transmission can happen during sexual contact. That includes oral, anal, and vaginal sex, or touching the genitals or anus of a person with monkeypox.
  • Transmission may also happen during prolonged hugging, massaging, kissing, and talking closely.

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