Monkeypox (cont.)

What should people do if they think they have been exposed to an animal or person with monkeypox?

Persons who think they may have been exposed to a person or an animal (e.g., pet prairie dog) with monkeypox should contact their health care provider and their state or local health department.

What measures are being taken to control the outbreak?

CDC and the public health departments in the affected states, together with the US Department of Agriculture and other agencies, are participating in a variety of activities to prevent further spread of monkeypox and identify the source of the outbreak. CDC has recommended a number of interim prevention and infection-control measures.

This information has been provided with the kind permission of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (

Last Editorial Review: 6/10/2003 5:20:55 PM

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