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Can pets get monkeypox
Can pets get monkeypox

Is monkeypox a risk to my pets? Can pets get monkeypox

So far 57 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in England and the virus seems to be spreading here too. Are pets a hazard?

Can dogs get monkeypox

The rare monkeypox virus has now spread to 20 European countries. Experts are now warning of a "permanent state" if our pets are also infected. Although there are no reports of monkeypox in dogs, cats and mice, the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) warned on May 23 of the following danger: "If there is transmission from human to animal and If the virus spreads in an animal population, there is a risk that the disease could become endemic in Europe".

Monitoring our pets seems sensible to the experts. Especially those who have had contact with an infected person. Squirrels and rats are the most likely to carry the virus, but the extent to which other animals may be at risk is unclear.

Although homo- or bisexual men appear to be disproportionately affected by the disease, monkeypox is not considered a sexually transmitted disease but is favored by skin-to-skin contact during sexual intercourse. WHO Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Henri Kluge, warned that as summer arrives on the continent, mass gatherings, festivals and parties could encourage the spread of monkeypox. dr Kluge said, "I'm concerned that transmission could be accelerating given the cases currently being detected are in people who are sexually active and the symptoms are unfamiliar to many."
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