Only seven of 313 Colorado health care personnel exposed to monkeypox patients this May through July developed symptoms and none developed monkeypox during the 21-day monitoring period, suggesting the risk to exposed health care personnel is “very low,” according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only 23% of exposed personnel wore all the recommended personnel protective equipment, however, suggesting health care personnel “could benefit from public health outreach regarding infection prevention education and training,” the authors said.

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