Research: Monkeypox spread by flies

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“We identify the circulation of at least two distinct monkeypox virus lineages and document the shedding of infectious particles in faeces and flies, suggesting that they could mediate indirect transmission”.

“To explore alternative pathways for indirect MPXV transmission, we also trapped flies during two outbreaks. In the outbreak in the north community, MPXV DNA was detected in maggots present on the corpse, in 1 out of 8 flies collected around it, and in all 12 swabs taken from leaves where flies had regurgitated/defaecated in proximity of the carcass.”

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** This post was originally published on August 11, 2022 **