Monkeypox

Monkeypox

How can monkeypox be prevented?
  • Avoid contact with animals that could harbor the virus (including animals that are sick or that have been found dead in areas where monkeypox occurs).
  • Avoid contact with any materials, such as bedding, that has been in contact with a sick animal.
  • Isolate infected people from others who could be at risk for infection.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after contact with infected animals or humans.
  • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) when caring for sick people.

More information on signs & symptoms from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here. For the latest information on monkeypox in the U.S., visit U.S. Monkeypox 2022: Situation Summary.

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