The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a case of Monkeypox in Dallas Texas on July 15th in an individual who traveled from Nigeria on Delta Airlines. The CDC is working with the air carrier and state and local health officials in Texas to reach those who may have been in contact with the patient during two flights: from Lagos, Nigeria, to Atlanta on July 8, with arrival July 9; and Atlanta to Dallas Love Field Airport on July 9. Public health authorities said they have identified and are contacting individuals who were in direct contact with the patient.
Hospital and ambulatory staff members should screen all patients with travel histories, exposure, or clinical symptoms that might suggest the person could have or have been exposed to someone with Monkeypox. Specific for the current situation, NETEC has collected some essential resources on this page. Additionally, healthcare and public health professionals can submit a question to one of NETEC’s many experts via the web portal or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.