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The risk of reverse zoonotic transmission to pet animals during the current global monkeypox outbreak, United Kingdom, June to mid-September 2022

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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>

Acceptance Date Sep 29, 2022
Publication Date Sep 29, 2022
Journal Eurosurveillance
Print ISSN 1560-7917
Publisher European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
DOI https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.es.2022.27.39.2200758
Publisher URL https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.39.2200758

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