Monkeypox DNA found in semen in handful of cases -researchers say

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By Natalie Grover and Emilio Parodi LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) – Fragments of the monkeypox virus have been detected in semen in a handful of patients in Italy, raising questions over whether sexual transmission of the disease is a possibility, scientists said on Monday. The monkeypox virus is understood to spread through close contact with an infected person, who may shed the virus via its hallmark skin lesions or large respiratory droplets. Many of the monkeypox cases confirmed in the current outbreak are among sexual partners who have had such close contact. However sexually transmitted disease…

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