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CDC Recommends Face Masks for Sexually Transmitted Monkeypox

One must beware of 'respiratory secretions' ...

(Jacob BrunsHeadline USA) In order to slow the spread of the slowly spreading monkeypox, which is almost exclusively transmitted via men having sex with men, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that Americans begin to mask up again.

According to studies that have been verified in the real world, 98% of those infected with the monkeypox are gay or bisexual men who are sexually active.

If the disease could be contracted or spread through airborne means, it seems that gays would not be almost the only group susceptible to the virus. Nonetheless, the CDC boldly recommended that Americans put their masks back on, in deference to the experts, Red State reported.

According to a recent report, one must beware of “respiratory secretions.”

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“Monkeypox virus primarily spreads through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact with the rash, scabs, lesions, body fluids, or respiratory secretions of a person with monkeypox; transmission via contaminated objects or surfaces (i.e., fomites) is also possible,” the CDC wrote.

Those who may be near persons with monkeypox, according to the CDC, should exercise the utmost caution by wearing a “well-fitting mask.”

“Persons living in or visiting the home of someone with monkeypox should follow appropriate precautions against indirect exposure and transmission by wearing a well-fitting mask, avoiding touching possibly contaminated surfaces, maintaining appropriate hand hygiene, avoiding sharing eating utensils, clothing, bedding, or towels, and following home disinfection recommendations.”

The CDC has already issued one notice warning people to wear masks for monkeypox in the past.

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“Wear a mask,” the CDC advised, hoping clearly to make masks a permanent part of American life. “Wearing a mask can help protect you from many diseases, including monkeypox.”

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