CDC’s Urgent Message to Health Professionals: Be on the Alert for Monkeypox Symptoms in Patients

August 16, 2022

As we publish ISMIE News, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed nearly 12,000 cases of Monkeypox have spread across 49 states so far, with Wyoming as the only state with no cases.
This CDC web page includes information on the signs and symptoms of monkeypox, as well as photos of the monkeypox rash. People who are most likely at risk for this viral disease should be assessed for potential symptoms, testing and appropriate isolation to limit transmission. The CDC is asking all healthcare professionals in the United States to be on alert for patients who have key characteristics for identifying monkeypox, such as rash illnesses. 
The United States declared Monkeypox a public health emergency on August 4.
Back on July 23, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
The American Medical Association recently announced a CPT update for monkeypox testing and vaccination.
To learn more, visit the CDC’s comprehensive Monkeypox webpage.
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