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CDC Health Update: Monkeypox in People with HIV, Children and Adolescents, and People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

As of July 29, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health partners are reporting 5,189 cases of Monkeypox virus infections in the United States across 47 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. 

CDC is also reporting multiple outbreaks of monkeypox that have been reported globally in 71 countries that do not normally report monkeypox activity. On Friday, July 22, CDC reported the first two cases of monkeypox in children in the United States during the current outbreak.

The CDC issued an Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Update to alert clinicians to clinical considerations for preventing, diagnosing, and managing monkeypox in people with HIV, children, adolescents, and people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Read the full CDC Health Update: Monkeypox in People with HIV, Children and Adolescents, and People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding.