Although stepped-up vaccination efforts may be helping to turn the corner on monkeypox infection rates, it's important for health care providers to continue efforts to minimize transmission of the disease in all settings. APTA can help.
Now available: an APTA Practice Advisory on minimizing the spread of monkeypox in clinical settings. The resource is aimed at helping PTs and PTAs understand how to guard against transmission of the disease, which is spread through direct contact with the infectious rash, scabs, or bodily fluids, as well as through respiratory secretions during prolonged face-to-face contact.
The APTA Practice Advisory, a member benefit, provides an overview of monkeypox symptoms, standardized precautions recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, laundry best practices, and additional suggested measures. Links to additional CDC resources are also included.