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U.S. CDC removes mask recommendation from monkeypox travel notice to avoid confusion

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June 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Facilities for Condition Management and Avoidance (CDC) said on Tuesday it had removed a mask advice from its monkeypox vacation notice to stay clear of “confusion” over the condition, which generally spreads by way of direct get in touch with.

“Late yesterday, CDC removed the mask advice from the monkeypox Travel Health and fitness Recognize due to the fact it brought on confusion,” a CDC spokesperson stated on Tuesday.

The agency had before prompt that travellers use masks as it can assist defend from “lots of ailments, such as monkeypox”.

As for every the CDC’s website, while the sickness spreads mainly through direct make contact with with infectious sores, scabs, or entire body fluids, “it also can be unfold by respiratory secretions throughout extended, experience-to-facial area contact”.

All over 30 nations around the world in which monkeypox is not endemic have noted outbreaks of the viral ailment, with additional than 911 confirmed or suspected cases mainly in Europe. read through extra

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Reporting by Mrinalika Roy, Leroy Leo in Bengaluru and Julie Steenhuysen in Chicago Editing by Maju Samuel

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