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Since 14 May 2022, the Mpox (MPX) outbreak has affected multiple countries resulting in a public health emergency declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. This MPX outbreak has disproportionately, but not exclusively, affected men who have sex with men. Cases within the Navy and Marine Corps community have been identified, and additional cases will likely continue to emerge. Recent analysis shows 99% of cases in the U.S. have been male, with 94% of cases self-reporting as bisexual, gay, or other men who have sex with men. A small number of infections are being reported in women and in children, though sustained transmission in these populations does not appear to be occurring.
The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) is engaged and tracking this situation closely. Public health response measures in the current outbreak are evolving. Public health guidance for Navy and Marine Corps medical departments, fleet and operational units, installations, and personnel and their families can be found below via the listed links and will be updated routinely as needed.
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Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste. 5113 Falls Church, VA 22042-5113
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