County keeps tabs on monkeypox
The Facts, July 29, 2022
The Brazoria County newspaper reported that the U.S. cases of monkeypox appear to be transmitted more along sexual network pathways, quoting UTMB Biocontainment Care Unit Medical Director Dr. Susan L.F. McLellan. “That is one way it can be transmitted and the most common in the current outbreak,” she said. “It can be transmitted through other means, such as skin-to-skin between people who have contact with someone with a lesion and someone without. It is commonly spread through networks where individuals are having high-frequency sexual encounters with new partners.” Dr. McLellan also joined the July 26 Town Square program on Houston Public Media to answer questions about monkeypox.