Monkeypox guidance from leading health organizations


Physicians need to know what to look for.

As monkeypox has spread in the United States and around the world, patients have received more vaccines against the disease and physicians have more data about it.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have compiled figures about the numbers of cases and vaccinations, and (NEED WHAT HERE). The American Medical Association (AMA) has created a resource library through its Ed Hub website and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has created a guide to recognizing monkeypox, with links to additional CDC research.

Here is what primary care physicians and other clinicians should know about monkeypox, based on AMA and other resources.

“To help stop the spread, it’s critical for all health care providers to understand the signs and symptoms of monkeypox, how transmission works and who is vaccine eligible,” the AMA Ed Hub said. The information also can help in discussions with patients who wonder if they are at risk.