Doctor develops monkeypox after needlestick injury

The case from Europe underscores the risk of employing sharp instruments while swabbing a sample, report clinicians

A doctor has become infected with monkeypox virus from a needlestick injury sustained after puncturing a patient’s pustular rash to collect a fluid sample. 

Writing in Emerging Infectious Diseases this week, doctors say the case is notable as an occupational percutaneous injury as most healthcare worker cases have been acquired in the community.