Investigation into monkeypox outbreak in England: technical briefing 1

  1. This pretty much rules out any of the theories that monkey pox has developed a new transmission route. It’s not airborne, you’re not going to catch it on the bus, or from someone at work (unless your workplace is a lot more fun than mine).

  2. Yep, pretty much unequivocally the case, I'd say. The question now is less "is this a pandemic risk?" (not this time, no), and more "how do we best help at-risk groups to manage that risk, and reassure the wider public, without stigmatising anyone's lifestyle or associating the disease with sexuality rather than specific sexual behaviours?".

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