Fast Five Quiz: Monkeypox

Bret A. Nicks, MD


October 03, 2022

According to recent modeling data from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, sexual encounters in one-time partnerships among MSM represent only 16% of daily sexual acts and < 3% of daily sexual partnerships. However, the data show that one-time partnerships account for 50% of daily monkeypox transmission. The model predicted that a 40% reduction in MSM one-time partnerships would result in a 20%-31% reduction in monkeypox infections, depending on the transmission.

Learn more about monkeypox transmission.