How the cleaning industry can help to eradicate monkeypox

GBAC offers advice on cleaning and disinfecting for monkeypox.

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, has published an informational video that shares important information about the virus and response tactics with the cleaning industry to help eradicate moneypox.

The first monkeypox case was reported in the US in May and in less than 100 days it has spread rapidly and currently, there are more than 9500 cases confirmed.

Sexual transmission is contributing to this outbreak but not exclusively, as some people have caught the virus through face-to-face interactions with someone, or by touching a contaminated surface.

There are some reasonable precautions that people should take to avoid catching monkeypox. Cleaning professionals should be conducting risk assessments. The US CDC has stated “clean and disinfect the areas where people with monkeypox spent time.”

“Cleaning for health is extremely important with monkeypox as it is a completely different virus than COVID-19 and is spread by bodily fluids,” said GBAC executive director, Patricia Olinger.

“Transfer can happen from direct contact with an infected person and from any item the infected person has touched or used. Knowing this, a scalable response must be put into place, with more training, education, and understanding of the risks involved.”

For more information about how the cleaning industry can help to eradicate Monkeypox, watch the following video:

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