According to NHS UK, monkeypox can be passed on via touching clothing, bedding or towels used by someone with the monkeypox rash. It can also spread by touching monkeypox skin blisters or scabs. The coughs or sneezes of a person with the monkeypox rash can also spread the virus to those around them.
On the transmission mode of monkeypox, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says, “Secondary, or human-to-human, transmission is relatively limited. Infection can result from close contact with respiratory secretions, skin lesions of an infected person or recently contaminated objects.”
Health experts are particularly urging men who are gay and bisexual to be aware of any unusual rashes or lesions and to contact a sexual health service without delay.