Should you worry about getting the mpox virus from doing your everyday activities and routine? For the answer, we turn to an infectious disease specialist.
While we’re still learning more about the current outbreak of mpox, existing vaccines against the closely related smallpox are effective.
Mpox is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact (including sex), the exchange of oral and respiratory fluids, and contaminated materials. Safe sex practices are important if you think you or a partner may be infected.