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Volume 28, Number 10—October 2022

Environmental Persistence of Monkeypox Virus on Surfaces in Household of Person with Travel-Associated Infection, Dallas, Texas, USA, 2021

Clint N. MorganComments to Author , Florence Whitehill, Jeffrey B. Doty, Joann Schulte, Audrey Matheny, Joey Stringer, Lisa J. Delaney, Richard Esparza, Agam K. Rao, and Andrea M. McCollum
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C.N. Morgan, F. Whitehill, J.B. Doty, A. Matheny, L.J. Delaney, A. K. Rao, A.M. McCollum; Dallas County Health and Human Services, Dallas, Texas, USA (J. Schulte, J. Stringer, R. Esparza)

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Table 2

Characteristics of environmental swab samples from porous and non-porous surface types collected in household of a patient who had confirmed monkeypox, Texas, USA, 2021

Surface type No. samples collected Positive by PCR, no. (%) p value* Average cycle threshold (SD) p value† Viable virus cultured, no. (%) p value*
Porous 10 9 (90) 0.94 22.0 (6.0) <0.01 6 (60) <0.01
Nonporous 21 19 (90) 27.7 (4.4) 1 (5)

*By mid-p exact test. †By 2-sample independent t-test.

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