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CDC Issues 'Dear Colleague' Message About Monkeypox

Aug 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in cdc, monkeypox


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

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Monkeypox Update for Providers

Jul 20, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in monkeypox


The NC Department of Health and Human Services is committed to ensuring that providers have timely and relevant information about the monkeypox outbreak and response efforts in North Carolina. NC AHEC is partnering with NC DHHS to hold a webinar to provide this information next Thursday, July 28th from 6:00 – 7:15. 
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Monkeypox: Information session hosted by CDC and HRSA

Jun 29, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in cdc, hrsa, monkeypox


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first case of monkeypox virus infection in a North Carolina resident, identified by testing at the State Laboratory of Public Health. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious, viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms, swelling of the lymph nodes and a rash that includes bumps that are initially filled with fluid before scabbing over. Illness could be confused with a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis or herpes, or with varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). Most infections last two to four weeks. 

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