CDC Health Advisory Raises Awareness of Monkeypox Virus Infection in U.S.

Published: 05/20/2022

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States. On May 17, 2022, skin lesions that had several features suspicious for monkeypox—firm, well circumscribed, deep-seated, and umbilicated lesions—on a Massachusetts resident prompted specialized Laboratory Response Network (LRN) testing of swab specimens collected from the resident; preliminary testing confirmed the presence of

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