Since early May 2022, a multi-country outbreak of monkeypox has been ongoing in countries that are non-endemic for monkeypox. As of July 20th, there were 2313 confirmed monkeypox cases in the United States and its territories. As of July 21st, there were 110 confirmed cases in the District of Columbia.
The purpose of this Health Alert Notice is to provide situational updates and to notify healthcare providers of CDC’s recommendations for patient investigation, testing, and infection control. Healthcare providers should continue to monitor DC Health Alert Notice webpage for updates: dchealth.dc.gov/page/health-notices.