edThe primary way of preventing monkeypox is through vaccination. Currently, the only approved vaccine is the smallpox vaccine, but other, more effective vaccines are being developed. Vaccination is the most effective way to protect yourself from the virus, and it is recommended for persons at high risk of infection.
Additionally, it is important to practice good hygiene and to avoid contact with infected animals, particularly primates. To reduce the risk of transmission, proper personal protective equipment should be worn when handling animals, and any materials contaminated with animal feces or saliva should be disposed of properly.