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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Perspective

Qualitative Assessment of Risk for Monkeypox Associated with Domestic Trade in Certain Animal Species, United States

Susan M. Bernard*Comments to Author  and Steven A. Anderson*
Author affiliations: *US Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland, USA

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Table 3

Qualitative estimation of risk to humans*

Human exposure to animal Animal infected Infection status of animal unknown
Exposure likely Exposure unlikely
Indirect exposure/no direct contact Low Low Low
Direct contact, type I* (direct contact without type II exposure) Medium Medium Low
Direct contact, type II* (bite, scratch, or contact of animal’s body fluid with mucous membrane or nonintact skin) High High Low

*Risk was based upon type of exposure to an animal and the infection status of the animal. Type I and type II are arbitrary classifications.

*Risk was based upon type of exposure to an animal and the infection status of the animal. Type I and type II are arbitrary classifications.

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