Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network
May 20, 2022, 11:30 AM ET CDCHAN-0466



Monkeypox Virus Infection in the United States and Other Non-endemic Countries—2022 Summary

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox virus in the United States. Testing at CDC on May 18, 2022 confirmed that the patient was infected with a West African strain of monkeypox virus. The patient is currently isolated and does not pose a risk to the public.

Laboratories with specimens that are suspected to contain monkeypox virus should contact the CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 770-488-7100. After consulting with CDC, laboratories can send appropriately collected specimens to CDC and/or their state public health laboratory for real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.

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