CDC Health Update about Potential Risk for New Mpox Cases

Published: 05/16/2023

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Urgent Care,
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  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
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  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Update about continued reports of mpox (formerly monkeypox) cases that reflect ongoing community transmission in the United States and internationally. This week, the CDC and local partners are investigating a cluster of mpox cases in the Chicago area.

From April 17 to May 5, 2023, a total of 12 confirmed and one probable case of mpox were reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health. All cases were among sym

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