Monkeypox Wave Intensifies; Get Educated With TMA Fact Sheet
By Joey Berlin

The monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. is now the worst documented wave of the disease in the nation’s history, surpassing the previous one in 2003. As cases of this rarely seen disease climb, the Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Infectious Diseases has put together a four-page fact sheet, Monkeypox: What Physicians Need to Know, to help educate physicians.

The new resource covers the symptoms and epidemiologic risk factors of monkeypox, as well as some of the atypical features seen in the current outbreak. The fact sheet also has details on many other facets of the disease, including:

  • How monkeypox is transmitted;
  • What physicians should do if they believe a patient has been infected;
  • Techniques to collect specimens for testing;
  • Home isolation instructions for someone who has monkeypox; and
  • What to do if someone in your health care setting is exposed.

Also included are links to resources from other organizations monitoring the outbreak, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the World Health Organization.

Download the fact sheet now.

Last Updated On

June 24, 2022

Originally Published On

June 24, 2022

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