Mpox: Infection Prevention Controls and Waste Management
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The following resource was developed and shared during the multi-country Mpox outbreak of clade II in 2022-2023. The current outbreak of Mpox clade I requires different considerations for patient management as clade I is considered a select agent. If you have questions related to the isolation of patients and waste management, please reach out to us here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Top 3 Things to Know About Infection Prevention Controls and Waste Management for Mpox
Outbreaks of the Mpox virus have been found on every continent, and to date more than 650 confirmed and suspected cases of Mpox have been reported. Mpox is usually associated with travel to central or western Africa, but some of the cases that have been reported outside these countries have no link to travel.
Health care workers who may encounter a case of Mpox should familiarize themselves with the symptoms and paths of transmission to limit the spread of the virus. Here are three things you should know about infection prevention controls and waste management for Mpox.
This blog post covers infection prevention controls and waste management information related to Mpox.