It’s official – the monkeypox outbreak has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. The White House has said the same thing about its potential impact on the United States.

There have been upward of 28 000 cases of monkeypox reported worldwide and the USA has had in the region of 6 000. While not as fatal as the similar, now-eradicated smallpox, it has similar symptoms. These can include:

  • Muscle, back or headache
  • Unexplained rash, that blisters and scabs
  • Fever and chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms

Monkeypox Examples

Safety Tips:

Keep yourself and your loved ones protected from the monkeypox virus by:

  • Practicing good hand hygiene by washing them often
  • Avoiding skin-to-skin contact with people with a rash
  • Not touching anything that has been touched by an infected person or animal
  • Avoiding contact with those who have received a positive diagnosis

 At all our APDerm locations, hygiene measures are in place to ensure that our patients and staff are as safe as possible. If you have symptoms but need to see a dermatologist, click here to find a location near you that offers teledermatology consultations.

If you are concerned that you may have monkeypox and want to be seen in person, please let the scheduling representative know, so that all precautions can be taken.

If you would like more information specific to your region, please read the following official procedural documentation:

To learn more about the Signs & Symtoms of Monkeypox please click here. Want to find out more? Please visit the World Health Organization as a trusted and up-to-date source of information.


Q: What is Monkeypox?
A: Monkeypox is a viral disease. While commonly found in rodents and primates, it can be transmitted to humans. There have been upward of 28 000 cases of monkeypox reported worldwide and the USA has had in the region of 6 000.

Q: What are the Symptoms?
A: While not as fatal as the similar, now-eradicated smallpox, it has similar symptoms. These can include:

  • Muscle, back or headache
  • Unexplained rash, that blisters and scabs
  • Fever and chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms

Q: How Can I Stay Safe?
A: Keep yourself and your loved ones protected from the monkeypox virus by:

  • Practicing good hand hygiene by washing them often
  • Avoiding skin-to-skin contact with people with a rash
  • Not touching anything that has been touched by an infected person or animal
  • Avoiding contact with those who have received a positive diagnosis

Q: What Measures Has APDerm Put in Place?
A: At all our APDerm locations, hygiene measures are in place to ensure that our patients and staff are as safe as possible. If you have symptoms but need to see a dermatologist, click here to find a location near you that offers teledermatology consultations.

Q: How Do I Get More Information?
A: If you would like more information specific to your region, please read the following official procedural documentation:

Want to find out more? Please visit the World Health Organization as a trusted and up-to-date source of information.

 

 

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