Guidance: Principles for mpox (monkeypox) control in the UK: 4 nations consensus statement

Public Health Wales

January 5
11:21 2023


This document outlines strategic aims for controlling mpox, assumptions about mpox transmission and biology, and implications for domestic/community, ambulatory care, inpatient healthcare and other residential settings.

This statement has been agreed by the UK public health agencies: UK Health Security Agency, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland.

Published 30 May 2022
Last updated 5 January 2023 +show all updates
  1. Updated strategic aims.

  2. Updated text about evidence of pre-symptomatic transmission.

  3. Updated to reflect the change in monkeypox clade nomenclature.

  4. Amended in line with introduction of highly probable case definition.

  5. Updated to reflect changes in management of contacts of a confirmed case of monkeypox.

  6. Updated guidance, including information on using a condom after recovering from infection.

  7. Updated to reflect HCID derogation of the current outbreak of monkeypox, and changes to active monitoring of contacts.

  8. First published.

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