Q. With reference to Monkeypox, consider the following statements;
1.Monkeypox virus DNA is not present in samples of saliva, urine, rectal swabs and faeces.
2.Human-to-human transmission of virus is largely due to sexual contact, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] .2 only

[C] .Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1 is incorrect: Monkeypox virus DNA has been found in samples of semen, saliva, urine, rectal swabs and faeces at high viral loads.

Statement 2 is correct: The rapid increase in cases and geographical spread have primarily been due to human-to-human transmission largely during sexual contact, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM).

Source: The Hindu