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Health warning on monkeypox – Updated health alert 14 July 2022

Date issued: 14 July 2022 (update to 7 July 2022)

Issued by: Associate Professor Deborah Friedman, Deputy Chief Health Officer Communicable Disease

Issued to: Health professionals and the public

Key messages

  • Medical practitioners must notify the Department of Health of any confirmed or suspected cases by calling 1300 651 160 (24/7).
  • Medical practitioners must get approval from the Department of Health to test for monkeypox when a suspected case is notified.
  • factsheet has been developed for clinicians who are managing cases of monkeypox.
  • Information for clinicians and health professionals can be found on the monkeypox page on the department’s website.
  • More information for the public is available on the Better Health Channel – monkeypox.

Read the full Alert: Health warning on monkeypox


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