We're surrounded by signs and instructions. From stoplights at intersections to how-to guides attached to appliances, it's helpful to have guidance for navigating our lives each day. But what about instructions for how to live life during a new virus outbreak? With over 40,000 confirmed monkeypox (MPV) cases around the world and the World Health Organization's declaration that monkeypox is a public health emergency of international concern, it’s important to stay informed to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Separating fact from fiction can be challenging when you have endless information at your fingertips. Test your monkeypox knowledge as we dispel three major myths. Myth 1: Monkeypox primarily spreads through the air like COVID-19. While there is still much to learn about monkeypox, primary transmission between people is more likely to occur when there is direct contact with a rash the virus causes on the body or when there is direct contact with bodily fluids, which can be left on surfaces, that contain the virus. While we can't rule out that some respiratory transmission may be possible with prolonged close contact, Jorge Osorio, resident monkeypox expert from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition partner, said that you can be reassured that this virus isn't another COVID-19: 'Monkeypox is commonly spread through direct physical contact, so it's less transmissible than COVID-19.'