Monkeypox Announcement & Policies
What is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a virus that can be spread from person to person through close contact. This can happen by touching the sores (lesions) of a person who is infected, by touching clothing, bed linens, or equipment that have been contaminated by fluid from infected lesions, or through respiratory droplets when people are in face-to-face contact. Sexual contact with someone who is symptomatic is also considered to pose a higher risk for transmission.
Who is at Risk?
Anyone can contract the Monkeypox virus when exposed to it through close personal contact (as indicated above). Currently, early cases show that men who have sex with men are among the most at risk.
Prior to Your Appointment
Please let us know if you are experiencing these potential monkeypox symptoms prior to arrival for your appointment. We want to make the proper arrangements to ensure the safety of all our patients. Symptoms include:
- Muscle Aches or Backache
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Rash that can look like Pimples or Blisters
- Been exposed to someone who has monkeypox
- California Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (includes national vaccine strategy)