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CDC Issues 'Dear Colleague' Message About Monkeypox

Aug 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team

On July 27, Dr. Rochelle Walensky issued a Dear Colleague letter for health care providers.


This letter includes:

  • Urgent information about diagnosis of monkeypox virus infection
  • Recommendations for treatment
If you have not yet reviewed this letter, you are urged to do so. As more is learned about clinical manifestations of this infection, treatment control and treatment improves. 
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Additional CDC resources can provide guidance and answer questions:
  • Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity - The links under 'Latest News' provide resources and connect you to call recordings and slides
  • Monkeypox website - Includes prevention, signs and symptoms and treatment.

    As of July 29, there were 53 cases in North Carolina

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