Nosocomial transmission of MPOX virus to health care workers -an emerging occupational hazard: A case report and review of the literature

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Am J Infect Control. 2023 Feb 2:S0196-6553(23)00046-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2023.01.006. Online ahead of print.


We present an unusual case of monkeypox (MPOX) virus transmission to a dermatology resident during examination of affected patients. Viral DNA sequencing led to the identification of the most likely contact. This case, along with a review of all published cases so far, emphasizes the possible hazard of MPOX transmission to health care personnel, even when wearing personal protective equipment. It also emphasizes the need for maintaining high index of suspicion when examining patients with new dermatological lesions and strict compliance with the revised Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for specimen collection from such patients.

PMID:36736902 | PMC:PMC9891803 | DOI:10.1016/j.ajic.2023.01.006

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