Currently the anxiety and fear of the emergence of new infectious diseases is evident and even more so when the term "monkeypox" comes to the fore. The objective was to determine the perception of risk from monkeypox from the COVID-19 pandemic experience in Peruvian university professors. The research was descriptive and exploratory with a sample of 379 Peruvian teachers. The EP-VIR-MONK instrument composed of 6 items was applied. To analyze the data, Microsoft Excel and SPSS software, descriptive statistics and finding tables of frequencies and percentages, Shapiro Wilk test, RRc and 95% CI were used. As a result, 49.34% were female, of which 58.29% had been infected with COVID-19 and 41.71% were not, 50.65% were male, 63.54% had been infected by COVID-19 and 36.46% did not, however, of those infected by COVID-19, 57.04% evidenced the death of a loved one, 71.59% see a risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, 73.06% they feel fear, 75.26% use protection measures, of which the risk, fear and protection measures had statistical significance with a p <0.05, on the other hand, in bivariate analysis of the risk factors for high perception of monkeypox risk, statistical significance <0.005 was found in age, death of a loved one, risk, fear and protective measures. Despite the fact that the population may see monkeypox as a threat, all the epidemiological elements for its containment are available, contrary to what was experienced before the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
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