Shepherd, W, Beard, PM, Brookes, SM, Frost, A, Roberts, H, Russell, K and Wyllie, S (2022) The risk of reverse zoonotic transmission to pet animals during the current global monkeypox outbreak, United Kingdom, June to mid-September 2022. Eurosurveillance, 27 (39). ISSN 1560-7917

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<jats:p>We report results of surveillance between June and mid-September 2022 of pet animals living in households of confirmed human monkeypox (MPX) cases. Since surveillance commenced, 154 animals from 40 households with a confirmed human MPX case were reported to the United Kingdom Animal and Plant Health Agency. No animals with clinical signs of MPX were identified. While a risk of transmission exists to pets from owners with a confirmed MPX virus infection, we assess this risk to be low.</jats:p>

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Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD415 Biochemistry
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2023 14:15
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2023 14:15

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