Since May 2022, there has been a global increase in monkeypox cases reported from multiple countries where monkeypox is not usually seen.
The World Health Organisation declared the monkeypox 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.
The situation with monkeypox in NSW is changing rapidly. While most cases have been acquired overseas, a small number may 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.
A. Primary inoculation site with large pustule of the skin of the right lower face.
B. A pustular lesion with a crusted centre on the right lower lip.
C. Three confluent lesions of the left dorsal tongue.
D. Ulcerative lesion of the right palatine tonsil.
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, DOI and The Lancet.
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