Does the Monkeypox Virus Cause Miscarriages?

This tweet claims that Monkeypox causes miscarriages.

Background

On July 23, 2022, World Health Organisation(WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared the Monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

According to statistics shared by the WHO director-general, more than 16,000 cases have already been reported from 75 countries. He attributed the surge in the number of infections to limited knowledge on the new modes of transmission.

Previously, Piga Firimbi debunked claims on Monkeypox being an STI here.

Verification

According to the CDC, the Monkeypox virus can be transmitted to the foetus during pregnancy or to the newborn by close contact after birth. Spontaneous pregnancy loss and stillbirth have also been reported in cases of confirmed Monkeypox infection during pregnancy.

Verdict

The claim that Monkeypox causes miscarriages is TRUE.

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Tracy Anne Bonareri

Tracy Bonareri is a journalist passionate about human interest and investigative pieces. A writer who hopes to change the world one word at a time.