Uptick in Illinois Mpox Cases
June 9, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are reporting an increase in cases of mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) in the state, primarily in the Chicago area. CDC and IDPH officials are reminding physicians to remain diligent in screening for mpox in patients with symptoms or who have may have been exposed to the virus, as well as to report any cases to their local health department. Also, remind your at-risk patients that a vaccine is available.
ISMS offers an on-demand course that covers the risks and challenges that ongoing mpox circulation poses for patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems. The course also discusses available tools used to contain the mpox outbreaks.
CME is available.If you have questions, please contact the ISMS Health Policy Research and Advocacy Team by email.