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Why you won’t contract the virus from door knobs, or taxi seats.

“If you know someone has monkeypox and has a lesion in their mouth and you’re not wearing a mask and they’re not wearing a mask, and you are talking close by, then that risk increases substantially,” Madad adds.“But if that person does not have a lesion in their mouth or is also wearing a mask and you’re wearing a mask, then that risk goes way down.If they have contact with other individuals in the household, everyone should be wearing a mask.The vast majority of the spread is from intimate contact, among men who have sex with men.

Right now, if you are a man who has sex with men, you should be aware of the risk of monkeypox.The World Health Organization has recommended that men who have sex with men consider reducing the number of sexual partners they have right now.

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