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CD HEALTH ALERT: Ongoing Risk of Mpox (formerly Monkeypox) in Orange County

While cases of mpox have been at low levels this year, mpox transmission has continued to occur in California and clusters have been reported in other states. Last week routine surveillance testing identified mpox in wastewater specimens in Orange County. No recent clinical cases have been reported to OCHCA, but we want to remind providers to continue to be vigilant in recognizing potential cases, particularly during the LGBTQ Pride Event Season. The diagnosis of mpox should be considered when evaluating patients with rash illness. Patients presenting with sexually transmitted infections should be assessed for mpox rash. Most cases of mpox infections have been among gay, bisexual, same-gender-loving, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). More info...