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Monkeypox Not Likely to Spread Through Workplace, Travel

August 8, 2022


A world exhausted from fighting COVID-19 for more than two years is now facing another potential hazard after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern” on July 23 and the U.S. declared a public health emergency on Aug. 4.

With more than 7,000 cases across 48 U.S. states, people are looking for guidance on how to avoid the virus.

By most accounts, monkeypox is passed through prolonged, direct, skin-to-skin contact, which can frighten some who are returning to practices like giving hugs to friends in social settings and shaking hands at work.

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