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New member benefit! Get the ASCP SkinPro app at 77 U.S. Monkeypox Outbreak," Updated August 22, 2022. poxvirus/monkeypox/considerations-for-monkeypox-vaccination.html. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Monkeypox in Animals." Updated August 17, 2022. monkeypox/veterinarian/monkeypox-in-animals.html. Kozlov, Max. "Monkeypox in Africa: The Science the World Ignored." Nature 607 (2022): 17–18. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "Monkeypox Treatment." Content last reviewed August 21, 2022. www.niaid. Scherer, Liz. "Monkeypox Fatalities Reported as Cases Escalate." August 2, 2022. Schnirring, Lisa. Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. "Study Heightens Concerns About Asymptomatic Monkeypox Spread." August 16, 2022. study-heightens-concerns-about-asymptomatic-monkeypox-spread. This story originally appeared on a blog for It was adapted and updated to refl ect the most recent information about monkeypox in September. The main issue to remember is that while your work involves touch and close contact, this infection does not appear to be easily communicable in asymptomatic people. signs of communicable diseases, then clients with communicable monkeypox will probably not nd their way to your o ce. How long after an infection should you wait to see a client? Experts agree that after the rash has fully healed (that is, the blisters have scabbed, and the scabs have fallen o ), the person is no longer contagious. That may take several weeks, but it is at least a clear guideline. Hopefully this overview of monkeypox helps you feel more con dent and capable of dealing with this possibility in your practice. Once again, information is our best defense, and now you have some resources you can use to keep yourself and your clients safe. Resources Bajaj, Simar. "What You Need to Know About the History of Monkeypox." June 24, 2022. what-you-need-to-know-about-the-history-of-monkeypox-180980301. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "2022 Monkeypox Outbreak Global Map." Accessed July 2022. poxvirus/monkeypox/response/2022/world-map.html. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. "Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of JYNNOES and ACAM2000 Vaccines During the 2022

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