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Understanding How Monkeypox Spreads

And dispelling how it doesn't

Until recently, monkeypox rarely spread from person to person. In 2005, a study declared a cluster of six cases in the Republic of Congo "the longest uninterrupted chain of human monkeypox fully documented to date."

That has changed, to say the least. So far this year, more than 25,000 monkeypox cases have been recorded across 83 countries—and human-to-human transmission is clearly happening at large scale.

How does monkeypox spread among people? Research is ongoing, and findings around monkeypox transmission may develop over time. But here’s what the latest science suggests.

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