Title Is Monkeypox Airborne? It's Not Quite As Simple As You Think Media name/outlet Huffington Post Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 4/08/22 Description Professor Thomas House, an expert in infectious disease modelling at the University of Manchester, has been keeping a close eye on monkeypox infection rates in the UK.
He tells HuffPost UK: “No two viruses have exactly the same transmission routes, so it’s quite reasonable to ask early on in a new outbreak what there is about these that we don’t understand.”
That said, he also believes it is “far too early” to suggest monkeypox is airborne.
“For Covid it became clear at a certain point that there were certain airborne protections that healthcare workers should arguably have had access to, so this kind of ‘campaign’ made sense,” he says. “But for monkeypox it is taking attention away from the fact that we need to be prioritising people most likely to be exposed due to sex for limited vaccination, treatment, case detection, etc.”
URL https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/is-monkeypox-airborne-expert-views_uk_62ea4baee4b0c5501615a6d3 Persons Thomas House
- infectious diseases