Monkeypox Information and Policy
Monkeypox Outbreak Information and Policy
August 1st, 2022
You may have heard about the Monkeypox outbreak in New York City. We would like to briefly inform you about the current knowledge of the health authorities and our practice’s available resources for it.
Monkeypox currently spreads via close personal contact, most commonly via sexual encounter or via contact with the rash, the clothing, bedding or personal items of an infected person.
Monkeypox presents with pimple or blister like sores that either spread throughout the body or spread only through specific parts of your body such as face, hands or genitals. The rash is typically itchy and painful. Some people will also experience flu like symptoms such as sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, tiredness.
If you think you may have monkeypox, you should • Call any of our offices or the NYC Department of Health • Avoid all close physical contact with others, avoid large crowds. • Stay home and separate from others in your household, wear a mask and cover all rash with clothing
You will initially have a telehealth visit with one of our doctors.
If you require in-person visit for further assessment or you require a testing for monkeypox, we will be able to accommodate you but we ask you to observe certain precautions: • Wear a face mask and gloves, clothing that covers all rash on your skin. Long sleeve shirt is a must. • Avoid physical contact with anyone in the waiting room. • We will prioritize you to come into an exam room to avoid having to wait in the waiting room.
Testing for Monkeypox is available in our offices. Currently Monkeypox vaccines are available only from the Department of Health.
Further info from the Department of Health is available on their website.
Andras Fenyves, MD Medical Director