To get monkey pox, one must be exposed to the monkeypox virus. This virus can be transmitted through contact with an infected animal, a bite from an infected animal, or contact with an infected human or their bodily fluids. A person can also be infected through direct contact with contaminated objects, such as clothing or bedding.
It is also possible for a pregnant woman to transmit the virus to her unborn child. It is important to take proper precautions when in contact with an animal or person who has been exposed to the virus.
It is advisable to seek medical advice if a person suspects they have been exposed to the monkeypox virus. The best way to prevent getting monkeypox is to avoid contact with animals that may have the virus and practice good hygiene.
Vaccines are available to protect against monkeypox but remain largely unavailable in many areas.