CDC Recommendations to Prevent Occupationally acquired Monkeypox Infection in Healthcare Personnel

Published: 09/20/2022

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), currently, there are more than 61,000 reported cases of monkeypox infection worldwide. Reports of occupationally-acquired monkeypox infection in healthcare personnel (HCP) remain rare in this outbreak, with most reports involving HCP sustaining a sharps injury during specimen collection or not using recommended personal protective equipment (PPE)

The CDC recommends HCP adhere to all recommended infection prevention and

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