Monkeypox can be transmitted from person to person through prolonged personal contact or contaminated body fluids.
“Monkeypox is not highly contagious, and it can be transmitted from person to person by airborne droplets (droplets) with prolonged personal contact. Infection is also possible through contact with affected areas of the skin of an infected person, objects contaminated with biological fluids, as well as substances from the lesions of a sick person .
Experts recommend that when contacting people who have arrived from those countries where the disease has spread and feel unwell, use a mask and observe hand hygiene.
Those visiting endemic countries are also advised to avoid contact with animals that can carry the virus, especially rodents and primates.
“Special vigilance should be taken by those who have arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gabon and South Sudan. While in these countries, it is also recommended to eat only carefully prepared animal products.
At the moment, cases have been recorded in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland and the USA.