U.S. CDC removes mask recommendation from monkeypox travel notice to avoid confusion

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday it had removed a mask recommendation from its monkeypox travel notice to avoid “confusion” over the disease, which primarily spreads through direct contact. “Late yesterday, CDC removed the mask recommendation from the monkeypox Travel Health Notice because it caused confusion,” a CDC spokesperson said on Tuesday. The agency had earlier suggested that travellers wear masks as it can help protect against “many diseases, including monkeypox”. As per the CDC’s website, while the disease spreads primarily through…

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