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A study detects monkeypox virus in anal samples of asymptomatic people

A study from the Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital in Paris (France, Monkeypox virus detected in anal samples from asymptomatic men who had sex with men (MSM).

result of suggest that vaccination limited to people with known exposure to monkeypox virus may not be enough to prevent infectionAccording to the study published in the scientific journal ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’.

Researchers retrospectively performed monkeypox virus test with PCR In all anorectal swabs that were collected as part of a screening program for sexually transmitted infections.

According to French guidelines, This type of screening is done every 3 months between MSM Are taking HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with multiple sex partners or living with HIV and receiving antiretroviral treatment.

Out of 200 asymptomatic people tested who were negative Prepare ‘n. gonorrhea’ and ‘C. trachoma 13 (6.5%) samples were positive for PCR for monkeypox virus. Two out of 13 people later developed symptoms of monkeypox.

Whether asymptomatic infection plays a role in the transmission of monkeypox virus is unknown. But the current global epidemic of monkeypox and the mode of person-to-person transmission may provide evidence that there may be asymptomatic or preclinical spread.

researchers suggest that “an expanded ring vaccination strategy is likely to be needed” and other public health interventions in the highest-risk communities to help control the outbreak.”

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