In monkeypox virus (MPXV) transmission caused by contaminated material, we have to consider that recently the outbreak of several MPXV cases was linked to tattoo parlors in Cadiz, Spain. These tattoo parlors did not cause a single outbreak, but instead are an established transmission route for MPXV, underscoring the need for increased awareness. We recommend increasing awareness among tattooists and piercers not only to protect their own safety and health, but also to prevent spreading the virus to their customers. Personal protective equipment such as gloves should be utilized and vaccination can be considered for those at risk of occupational exposure.

Monkeypox virus transmission in tattoo parlor

Tascini C.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

In monkeypox virus (MPXV) transmission caused by contaminated material, we have to consider that recently the outbreak of several MPXV cases was linked to tattoo parlors in Cadiz, Spain. These tattoo parlors did not cause a single outbreak, but instead are an established transmission route for MPXV, underscoring the need for increased awareness. We recommend increasing awareness among tattooists and piercers not only to protect their own safety and health, but also to prevent spreading the virus to their customers. Personal protective equipment such as gloves should be utilized and vaccination can be considered for those at risk of occupational exposure.
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