Since May 2022, there has been a global increase in mpox cases reported from multiple countries where mpox is not usually seen.
The World Health Organisation declared the mpox outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and it was declared a Communicable Disease of National Significance in Australia in July 2022.
While most cases in NSW have been acquired overseas, a small number have acquired their infections in Australia. Most cases in NSW are in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.
The Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN) and the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia have released guidelines around
monkeypox testing and clinical management.
Attribution: Eloy José Tarín-Vicente EJ, Alemany A, Agud-DiosM, et al. Clinical presentation and virological assessment of confirmed human monkeypox virus cases in Spain: a prospective observational cohort study. Lancet.
Articles in Press: Corrected Proof. Published: August 08, 2022,
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