It is very contagious, so it's better to stay at home until all the sores form scabs. Never give aspirin to a child with chickenpox. Can cause Reye syndrome, which is rare but severe, 15 hours ago How infectious is it? The virus spreads through body fluids, skin contact and respiratory droplets. It usually does not lead to major outbreaks, although it has spread in unusual ways this year and among populations that have not been vulnerable in the past.
Transmission of monkeypox virus occurs when a person comes into contact with the virus from an animal, a human being, or materials contaminated with the virus. The virus enters the body through injured skin (even if it is not visible), airways, or mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth). Animal-to-human transmission can occur through biting or scratching, preparation of bushmeat, direct contact with bodily fluids or injured material, or indirect contact with injured material, for example, through contaminated bedding. It is believed that person-to-person transmission occurs mainly through large respiratory droplets.
Respiratory droplets are usually unable to travel more than a few feet, so prolonged face-to-face contact is required. Other methods of person-to-person transmission include direct contact with bodily fluids or injury material, and indirect contact with injury material, such as through contaminated clothing or bedding. Monkeypox virus infection begins with an incubation period. A person is not contagious during this period.
Monkeypox is a transmissible disease in animals. Infected animals may be contagious 1 day before and up to 21 days after the onset of initial symptoms, or until all skin lesions have crusted and no other symptoms occur. Animals can transmit the virus by direct contact or in aerosols. Mainly due to the bite, scratch or contact of an animal with the animal's body fluid.
The virus can then be spread to other people through coughing and sneezing or contact with pus from lesions.