Payam Javan: The monkeypox virus, which spreads via skin-to-skin contact and results in rashes or blisters, is now receiving guidelines from the state health authority.
It is advised that individuals with a confirmed case of monkeypox isolate at home and refrain from leaving the house or going to work until the scab on the lesions has completely healed and all symptoms have subsided for at least 48 hours.
Individuals who live with roommates should isolate in a different room and refrain from having close skin-to-skin contact with household pets or other people.
Disinfect surfaces and wash all the bedding and clothes that the virus-carrying person used, paying specific attention to anything that touched any sores. When using a bathroom with another person who has the virus, the infected person should thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces.
Those with monkeypox who live in close quarters with others should bandage open lesions. They can put on a mask as well.