Monkeypox numbers, treatment and prevention with two CDC experts | Moving Medicine



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For up-to-date information visit the CDC’s monkeypox website: www.cdc.gov/poxvirus
  
Two experts from the CDC’s Division of High-Consequence Pathogens & Pathology in Atlanta, Caroline Schrodt, MD, and Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, talk with American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger about what physicians need to know about monkeypox, including the latest numbers, how it's spread, vulnerable populations, common symptoms, and available treatments and testing.

• Information for health care professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/index.html
• Specific FAQs for clinicians: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/faq.html
• Most recent Health Alert Network (HAN): https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2022/han00468.asp
• Considerations for Monkeypox vaccination: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/considerations-for-monkeypox-vaccination.html
• General information on Monkeypox, including current case counts: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox

0:00 AMA Moving Medicine for July 14, 2022
1:24 How many confirmed monkeypox cases are there in the U.S. and how quickly is it spreading?
3:37 Share high-level overview of what causes monkeypox and how it typically progresses
4:46 What are the specific symptoms of monkeypox?
7:34 How is the CDC making monkeypox texting more accessible?
10:47 How are swabs collected to test for monkeypox?
12:13 What is the current recommended course of treatment for monkeypox?
14:22 Share details about available vaccines for monkeypox
17:05 What about infection prevention and control measures for monkeypox in health care settings?
18:00 What should a patient do if they suspect they have—or may have been exposed to—monkeypox?
19:21 How is monkeypox spread?
20:00 What are the prevention strategies for monkeypox?
21:30 Why are we seeing such a large monkeypox outbreak now?
24:58 Explain how to approach future viral outbreaks and combat the stigma associated with monkeypox
26:09 Where can physicians find more information on monkeypox?

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