Monkeypox FAQ | San Francisco (Read this!)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of approved cleaning solutions, or disinfectants for monkeypox. The list includes popular products that many people already use, such as Lysol and Clorox. In addition, the EPA has approved special product labeling for cleaning solutions to prevent monkeypox. The list of approved products can be found on the EPA website.

According to the CDC, if you have monkeypox you should clean and disinfect the spaces you are in regularly to prevent the spread of monkeypox to your family or household when you are staying home and staying away from others. This includes washing your bedding and towels. Do not shake them out.

Once you have gotten well from monkeypox and new skin has grown over all your monkeypox sores or spots, you should wipe down and clean your home as thoroughly as you can. The virus can live on surfaces such as bedding for as long as 15 days. More information and tips about cleaning during and after monkeypox can be found here


Source: Monkeypox FAQ | San Francisco

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