CDC Web page provides up-to-date information on monkeypox – Newsletter – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov/ncidod/monkeypox/index.htm

CDC Web page provides up-to-date information on monkeypox – Newsletter – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov/ncidod/monkeypox/index.htm – Brief Article

Matthew Neff

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has devoted a page of their Web site to monkeypox (www.cdc.gov/ncidod/monkeypox/index.htm). The site provides information for physicians, the public, veterinarians, public health lawyers, and pet owners and animal handlers, and contains news and information regarding the current case count, case definition, infection control and management, treatment, and vaccinations. It also contains links to reference materials, including Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report data on the current outbreak of monkeypox in the United States. Resources for physicians include fact sheets on the smallpox vaccine and monkeypox, and interim infection control and exposure management guidance in the health care and community settings for patients with possible monkeypox virus infection. Physicians can register for free e-mail updates containing real-time information to help them prepare for, and possibly respond to, terrorism and other emergency events.

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