Excerpt: “Transmission of monkeypox virus occurs when a person comes into contact with the virus from an animal, human, or materials contaminated with the virus. The virus enters the body through broken skin (even if not visible), respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth). Animal-to-human transmission may occur by bite or scratch, bush meat preparation, direct contact with body fluids or lesion material, or indirect contact with lesion material, such as through contaminated bedding. Human-to-human transmission is thought to occur primarily through large respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets generally cannot travel more than a few feet, so prolonged face-to-face contact is required.” – CDC
Masking is strongly recommended for Monkeypox, as this disease can be transmitted via the respiratory tract and mucous membranes. mPactAir99TM NanoscreenTM masks are proven to be 99.9% effective against airborne viruses* and bacteria.
*mPactAir masks have not been tested specifically for Monkeypox prevention. However, they have been proven effective against similar airborne viruses.