Information for Health Departments

2022 U.S. Monkeypox Outbreak

CDC is working with state and local health officials to identify people who may have been in contact with people who have tested positive for monkeypox, so they can monitor their health.

2022 U.S. OutbreakMonitoring Persons Exposed

Reporting Cases

CDC encourages health departments to report data for patients who meet the probable or confirmed monkeypox case definition.

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Considerations for Monkeypox Vaccination

When properly administered before or after a recent exposure, vaccines can be effective tools at protecting people against monkeypox illness.

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Intervention Services

Within health departments, monkeypox efforts may fall to disease intervention specialists.

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