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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1. What is Monkeypox?
2. What are the symptoms of Monkeypox?
3. How does Monkeypox spread?
4. How can you prevent Monkeypox?
5. Should people be concerned about crowded events?
6. What treatments are available for Monkeypox?
7. Who should get vaccinated?
8. Where can you find out if you’re eligible for the vaccine?
9. Should everyone sexually active get vaccinated?