Big Monkeypox update: Virus only spreads through air – read important report

Author: Yuvi June 11, 2022

Big Monkeypox update: Virus only spreads through air, face-to-face contact also plays role - read important report


Amid the rising cases of monkeypox, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that it can spread through the air but only through `sustained` face-to-face contact with an infected person. In a briefing on Friday, CDC chief Rochelle Walensky said monkeypox was being passed on through physical contact with symptomatic patients and by touching their clothing and bedding, reports the Daily Mail.

But attempting to clear up whether face masks are needed to avoid catching the rash-causing virus, the epidemiologist explained the rash-causing virus would not `linger in the air` like Covid. “The disease is not spread through casual conversations, passing others in a grocery store, or touching things like door knobs,” she said.

“All of the cases we have seen to date in this outbreak have been related to direct contact.” During the conference health officials also called on Americans with any sexually transmitted infection, including syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, to get tested for monkeypox.

They warned many patients were experiencing rashes and sores on the genitals and anus that looked like STIs. Several cases of co-infection with monkeypox and a sexually transmitted disease have also been recorded.

Walensky stressed that the virus was only transmitted through the air via large droplets from infected people that quickly fall to the ground.

11 June, 2022, 6:58 pm

News Cinema on twitter News Cinema on facebook

Saturday, 11th June 2022

More Stories
Hansika Motwani looks radiant in a red bridal lehenga and finally shares her wedding clicks with husband Sohail Katuria!
Kirstie Alley’s death prompts social media users to Tweet ‘you had a good go at it’
Amidst Balenciaga’s controversial ad campaign, Malacca Aurora was party-shy wearing the brand’s dress!
Kirstie Alley’s final TV appearance: Late actress starred on The Masked Singer in April
Kirstie Alley once pined for her costars John Travolta and Patrick Swayze
Happy Birthday Jasprit Bumrah: Watch wife Sanjana Ganesan’s romantic message on the pacer’s special day
‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ actor Kirsty Alley dies aged 71 after battle with cancer
Why this plain photo of a household bin sitting on a kerbside has shocked Australians
UCLA Adds a Title to the ‘Conference of Champions.’ Will It Be Its Last?
Yankees General Manager Returns on Four-Year Contract
Hertz to Pay $168 Million to Customers Who Say They Were Falsely Accused of Auto Theft
‘Bigg Boss’ OTT winner Divya Aggarwal gets engaged to Apoorva Bhatgaonar months after her breakup with Varun Sood: Pics
DailyMail.com reveals where the cast of Cheers are following Kirstie Alley’s death
‘The Flash’ is set to return in 2023, insider details
Unified and zero-tolerance approach can eventually defeat terrorism: India’s UN envoy Ruchira Kamboj at meeting over Iraq
Raheem Sterling ‘won’t return to England’s World Cup camp until his family is safe’ after burglary
From Star Trek to Scream Queens: A glimpse at Kirstie Alley’s remarkable film and TV career
Biden Administration Expands Protections for Haitian Migrants
Orion Conducts Return Powered Flyby – Artemis
What Is New York’s Greenest Borough? Probably Not The One You Think.
Florida Ex-Congressman Arrested Over Secret Contract With Venezuela
Zelenskiy warns Ukrainians of ’emergency blackouts’ after Russia’s fresh missile strikes
Four friends are found guilty of kidnapping British ex-public schoolboy, 26, in Italy in ransom plot
Warnock Claims Momentum in Georgia, as Walker Banks on Election Day Turnout
Why made-up swear words are ideal around young ears
North Carolina governor says damage at substations that left 35,000 without power was intentional
Governor Calls Attack on Power Stations a ‘New Level of Threat’
Governor Calls Attack on Power Stations a ‘New Level of Threat’
Michael Avenatti Gets 14-Year Sentence For Stealing Millions From Clients
Neighbors of Fame star Irene Cara says she became a hermit during her final years living in Florida
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – NFL LIVE: Play-by-play action
Japan fans again win plaudits for picking up rubbish after defeat to Croatia at Qatar World Cup
Winklevoss twins owed $900m by broker that lost out in FTX crash
Now CDC calls for people to wear masks over Christmas to stop spread of FLU and RSV
Prescription ayahuasca could come in the next decade as Canadian company sets sights on FDA approval
More than 2,5000 dead endangered seals wash up on Russia’s Caspian coast
Meta says it will remove all news content on Facebook
Man Is Sentenced To 21 Years In Shooting Of Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker
Detective Sued Over SWAT Raid Based on Wrong Location on the Find My App
Idaho cops now say there was an incident at a local business which involved the ‘stalker’
DailyMail.com puts the $149 Proscenic 850T robot vacuum cleaner to the test on soft and hard floors
How Is The Pandemic Shaping The Way You Live Now?