Monkeypox is a zoonosis (a disease that is transmitted from animals to humans). However, human-to-human cases have been reported and occur through contact with bodily fluids, lesions on the skin or on internal mucosal surfaces, such as in the mouth or throat, respiratory droplets and contaminated objects.
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Note: After investigating cases of false-positive monkeypox test results, the CDC now recommends retesting low-risk individuals who test positive with low amounts of virus detected | Consider alternative diagnoses such as hand, foot, and mouth disease; varicella; or molluscum contagiosum
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