04/08/2024: Lab Update: Updated Mpox Webpages for Biosafety and Reporting

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Update

On April 4, 2024, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Biosafety Laboratory Guidance for Handling and Processing Mpox Specimens webpage to include information about clade I and to clarify select agent requirements.

On April 5, 2024, CDC also updated the How to Report Results from Orthopoxvirus, Non-Variola Orthopoxvirus, and Mpox Virus Diagnostic Testing webpage to reflect the preferred names and identification of the clades.

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