What Is Monkeypox?

When the news broke that several cases of monkeypox have recently been reported, it left a lot of the general public wondering “what now”. News of a rare virus spreading has certainly raised alarm for those already on edge from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Monkeypox is a rare disease with close relation to that of smallpox, although known to be less severe. The name “monkeypox” stems from the first detection of the virus, found in captive monkeys in the 1950s. While primarily found in parts of Central and West Africa, the virus has been reported in the U.K., U.S., Spain, France, and more. 

Transmission: The virus is spread when a person comes into contact with an animal, human or materials containing the virus. There are several ways in which the virus can be transmitted: broken skin, respiratory tract, respiratory droplets, to name just a few. 

Symptoms: The symptoms of monkeypox are often related to smallpox but are known to be much milder. Some of the primary initial symptoms of monkeypox include: fever, headaches, muscle aches and exhaustion.

Prevention + Treatment: Because there is no current treatment for the monkeypox virus, prevention practices are of the utmost importance. Avoiding contact with animals and materials that could potentially be infected with the virus is strongly recommended. Make sure to keep shared spaces clean and disinfected to help prevent the spread of this virus.

Monkeypox cleaning and disinfection

Aftermath provides professional commercial monkeypox virus cleaning and remediation services to curb transmission. Aftermath Services is the industry leader in infectious disease and biohazard remediation, including monkeypox disinfection, and delivers the highest professional standards of practice. We are dedicated to providing rapid emergency response 24/7 throughout the U.S. so you can have peace of mind in the event of an outbreak.

  • We use CDC approved and EPA registered hospital grade disinfectants with a broad spectrum kill claim
  • All contaminated materials are cleaned, disinfected, and properly disposed of as biohazard waste
  • Fully encapsulating personal protective equipment (PPE) including full-face respirators are worn at all times by our certified cleanup technicians

Disease outbreak is an extremely serious situation and we understand that the health and safety of you, your family, and your employees are on the line. Don’t take any chances; call in the professionals.