Resources for health professionals on mpox (monkeypox)
About mpox (monkeypox)
Factsheet for health professionals on mpox (monkeypox)
Mpox (monkeypox) is a zoonotic viral disease caused by the Monkeypox virus (MPXV). The clinical presentation is similar to smallpox.
Eurosurveillance articles on Monkeypox
Latest Eurosurveillance articles and editorials related to the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox.
EFSA mpox (monkeypox) factsheet
Information on monkeypox from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
US CDC resources on monkeypox
Information from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Surveillance and epidemiology
Mpox (formerly named monkeypox) situation update
Since the last update on 31 January 2023, and as of 14 February 2023, 18 mpox cases have been reported from two EU/EEA countries.
Joint ECDC-WHO/Europe mpox (monkeypox) surveillance bulletin
This report provides an overview of the total number of cases of mpox (monkeypox) reported to ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe through IHR/EWRS mechanisms .
Mpox (MPX) Reporting Protocol 2022
This reporting protocol is intended for reporting national case-based data for surveillance of mpox from all the countries and areas of the WHO European Region.
Considerations for contact tracing during the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, 2022
In this report, we offer considerations for the prioritisation of efforts to identify and manage close contacts, as well as indicators for public health authorities in the EU/EEA that can be used for monitoring the efficacy of their contact tracing activities.
Clinical presentation and infection prevention and control
Monkeypox infection prevention and control guidance for primary and acute care settings
This document provides guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for primary and acute healthcare settings in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) to prevent healthcare-associated transmission of monkeypox (MPX).
Images of mpox (monkeypox) lesions
Resources with images of mpox (monkeypox) lesions. Image source: Eurosurveillance, CCBY 4.0.
Clinical management and infection prevention and control for monkeypox: Interim rapid response guidance (WHO)
Interim rapid response guidance developed by the WHO for the clinical management and infection prevention and control of monkeypox for health care and community settings.
Infection prevention and control of monkeypox in healthcare settings
U.S. CDC recommendations for infection prevention and control of monkeypox in healthcare settings.
Vaccines and immunization for monkeypox: Interim guidance (WHO)
This interim guidance provides the first WHO recommendations on vaccines and immunization for monkeypox
Communications and community engagement
Risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) resources for mpox (monkeypox)
ECDC has produced several documents that address RCCE and provide examples of ongoing RCCE activities in the EU/EEA countries, as well as tools for public health authorities.