Variole du singe: Monkeypox virus can survive up to 15 days on household objects and surfaces, CDC study reports

A recent study conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the virus could be transmitted through various household objects and surfaces affected by contaminated people.

Three months after the start of the epidemic of smallpox outside its endemic zone, the conditions of transmission of the disease begin to be specified. Several Centers pour le control and the prevention des maladies (ou CDC, autorité sanitaire americane) have investigated the survival of the virus on objects and other domestic surfaces.

Pour ce faire, ils ont effectue des prélèvements on objects and other domestic surfaces the frequency touchées or used, chez un individu contaminé. Important detail: the patient had been hospitalized for 15 days at the time of the tests and was not as returned chez lui depuis.

27 always positive surfaces on 31 analyses

Le résultat a été sans appel : on the 31 surfaces analyzed, 27 samples were always positive for smallpox and the five days after they were handled by a contaminated person. Et que se soit sur des surfaces poreuses (tissue, paper…) or non-poreuses (sealed wood, plastic…) le taux de positivité était le même, bien carre la charge virale sempillate plus importante sur les materiaux poreux.

According to cette étude, the monkeypox virus can thus well and truly be transmitted through ce bias-là. The resulting son laisse suggests to quickly isolate a contaminated person, and to protect in the handling of objects used by this last time are often good means to avoid the transmission of smallpox.

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