The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on May 18, 2022 that a Massachusetts resident had tested positive for monkeypox virus. There are now 9 confirmed human cases in the United States.
As of May 26th, there are no confirmed monkeypox 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