The providers at ARA are aware that in early August 2022 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the current monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency. Please refer to the CDC website and resources below for additional information on how the infection is spread, what symptoms and signs to look for, methods to get treated, and preventative tools to protect yourself and others. If you suspect that you may have monkeypox please contact your local health department or go to your local urgent care center or emergency department. If you have been diagnosed with monkeypox and are on immunosuppressive medications, contact your prescribing physician to discuss how to manage your immunosuppressive medications during this time.
Monkeypox Resources from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)
Monkeypox Resources from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
- VDH Monkeypox Fact Sheet
- VDH Monkeypox Information Sheet for Healthcare Providers
- VDH Monkeypox Virus and Pets Factsheet
- VDH Factsheet for Animals Infected with Monkeypox