Monkeypox Advisory

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak a global public health emergency. Cases have been reported globally with the U.S. leading in the number of cases. Although monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease, it spreads through skin-to-skin contact.

Travelers should:

  • Avoid close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions.
  • Avoid contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, apes).
  • Avoid eating or preparing meat from wild game (bushmeat) or using products derived from wild animals from Africa (creams, lotions, powders).
  • Avoid contact with contaminated materials used by sick people (such as clothing, bedding, or materials used in healthcare settings) or that came into contact with infected animals.

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