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Monkeypox virus can stay on a computer mouse Coffee machine Other household items CDC study

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New Delhi: The Monkeypox virus can remain on several household items, including sofas, blankets, coffee machine, computer mouse and others, according to a recent study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Also Read – First indigenous Monkeypox test kit launched in India, to help in early detection of infection

Two monkeypox patients claimed to have disinfected surfaces and washed their hands multiple times, but research found the virus in ‘70% of high contact areas 20 days after their symptoms started on sofas, blankets , a coffee machine, a computer mouse and a switch”. , the CDC said according to a Bloomberg report.

However, “no live virus” was found on any of the objects or surfaces, the CDC said. According to the study, disinfecting surfaces and objects can reduce the risk of contamination at home.

Monkey pox symptoms at a glance

Fever, body aches, chills, fatigue, and pimple-like bumps are some of the common symptoms in monkeypox patients. The monkeypox virus is spread through prolonged skin-to-skin contact, including hugs, hugs, and kisses, as well as sharing bedding, towels, and clothing. The people who got sick so far were mostly men who have sex with men. But health officials point out that the virus can infect anyone.

  • Fever
  • Aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Bumps/rashes resembling pimples

Monkeypox can spread to pet dogs

Health officials have warned people infected with monkeypox to stay away from pets because the animals could be at risk of catching the virus, The Associated Press reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for months has been implementing the guidance as monkeypox spreads across the United States. But it has drawn new attention after a report from France, published last week in the medical journal Lancet, of an Italian greyhound who caught the virus.

The dog belongs to a couple who say they sleep next to the animal. Both men were infected with monkeypox after having sex with other partners and ended up with sores and other symptoms. The greyhound then developed lesions and was diagnosed with the virus.

Monkeypox infections have been detected in rodents and other wild animals, which can transmit the virus to humans. But the authors called it the first report of monkeypox infection in a domestic animal like a dog or cat.

(With AP inputs)