Epidemiological Alert Monkeypox in non-endemic countries - 20 May 2022

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Given the occurrence of cases of monkeypox in countries within and outside of the Region of the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) shares with its Member States a series of considerations in relation to the identification of cases, the isolation, identification, and follow-up of contacts, the clinical management, and the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. Guidance regarding available treatment and vaccines is also provided.

View also: Laboratory Guidelines for the Detection and Diagnosis of Monkeypox Virus Infection