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Monkeypox and pets

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Monkeypox and pets

Monkeypox has been making headlines globally in 2022, as a huge rise in cases has been seen across Europe and the United States. It is a poxvirus, known to affect humans and some animals such as primates and small mammals. As infection rates rise, there’s plenty of information available about the risk to human health – but what about our pets? Should we be concerned about monkeypox in our animal companions? 

What is monkeypox?

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What are the signs and symptoms of monkeypox?

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How is monkeypox treated?

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Can monkeypox be passed on to other people or pets?

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What precautions should be taken?

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