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Monkeypox (MPV) Guidance

  • Prevention and Control Measures Current data suggest people can spread monkeypox from the time symptoms start until all symptoms have resolved, including full healing of the rash with formation of a fresh layer of skin. Ideally, people with monkeypox would remain in isolation for the duration of illness, which typically lasts two to four weeks
  • Prevention Steps from Animals with MPV There are a number of measures that can be taken to prevent infection with monkeypox virus from animals: Avoid contact with animals that could harbor the virus in countries with monkeypox, such as central and west Africa (including rodents, marsupials and non-human primates and animals that are sick or that have been found dead in areas where monkeypox occurs)