Practice Resources


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely tracking cases of monkeypox recently detected in the U.S. 
  • Follow the recommended prevention steps and get vaccinated if you were exposed to monkeypox or are at higher risk of being exposed to monkeypox.
  • CDC urges healthcare providers in the U.S. to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox.
  • CDC is learning that a large number of persons presently affected are experiencing anogenital lesions (>70%) as well as mucosal lesions (>40%), which can be anogenital (>65%) or oral (>20%). Clinical providers indicate that these lesions - especially oral, genital, and anal mucosal lesions that may not be overtly visible on initial physical exam - are associated with pain out of proportion to expectation based on clinical experience with sexually transmitted diseases in the same anatomic areas.

CDC Resources

  • Read letter from CDC regarding pain management for monkeypox.
  • CDC Listening Session (07/22/22) slides on monkeypox.

ACOEM Resources