CDC Director Walensky: ‘The Transmission of Monkeypox Is Through Close Skin to Skin Contact, Most Often Sexual Skin to Skin Contact’

‘We have not seen transmission from those cases in casual settiings’


WALENSKY: "Here is the important thing to recognize. We have recognized through this outbreak that the transmission of monkeypox is through close skin-to-skin contact, most often sexual skin-to-skin contact. So while we have seen cases on college campuses, we have not seen transmission from those cases in casual settings, so really important to understand how that virus is transmitted very differently from Covid-19."

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