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HEALTH ADVISORY from the Santa Clara County Public Health Officer: Monkeypox Infections in U.S. Residents Without Travel to Endemic Areas

DATE: May 25, 2022 TO: All community providers FROM: Sara H. Cody, MD Health Officer George S. Han, MD, MPH Deputy Health Officer The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department (SCCPHD) is monitoring the spread of monkeypox outside of endemic countries in central or western Africa. Currently there are more than a hundred confirmed cases across a dozen countries, mostly in Europe and Canada. As of May 24, 2022, the U.S. has at least one confirmed and eight probable cases, including a probable case in Sacramento County in an individual with international travel. We note that: 1) many cases ...