Fast Five Quiz: Monkeypox

Bret A. Nicks, MD


October 03, 2022

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updated clinical guidance for monkeypox vaccination in June 2022. The ACIP recommends that if a clinician has not received smallpox vaccination within the past 3 years and is exposed to monkeypox virus, they should receive JYNNEOS within 4 days of exposure. If it is received within 4-14 days of exposure, vaccination may mitigate symptoms without preventing the disease. In the United States, most clinicians and laboratory workers who are not diagnosing orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox, are not advised to receive orthopoxvirus preexposure prophylaxis. People with occupations that may experience exposure should receive preexposure prophylaxis in the form of either JYNNEOS or ACAM2000.

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This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles Key Factor in Monkeypox Spread: One-Time Sexual Partners; Monkeypox; Monkeypox: Large Study Highlights New Symptoms; Monkeypox in 2022: A New Outbreak of an Old Disease; Monkeypox Medication; Tecovirimat; Small (Vaccinia) and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Nonreplicating (Rx); and Monkeypox Vaccine Guidance (CDC 2022).

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