Monkeypox

  • What Is Monkeypox?

    Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by an orthopoxvirus that normally occurs in central and western Africa. Since May 2022, more than 26,864 monkeypox cases have been reported in more than 88 countries that usually don’t report the disease, including the U.S. and Canada. The current monkeypox outbreak is caused by the West African clade (strain), which is less virulent and has a mortality rate of less than 1%. More than 500 Cases have been detected in Texas and have been increasing rapidly (CDC 2022 U.S. Map and Case Count).

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  • Get the Facts On Monkeypox

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    As of June 13, more cases of monkeypox have been reported in the U.S., with at least one in Texas. Given the novelty of the infection and some of the atypical features seen in this outbreak − and since signs and symptoms may mimic a flu-like illness − TMA’s Committee on Infectious Diseases developed this resource to help physicians identify, diagnose, and treat potential cases of monkeypox.

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