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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (17 August 2022)
August 17, 2022

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (17 August 2022)

Location: Countrywide

Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries.  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (click here to view the WHO’s determination).  As of August 17, 2022, there is currently 1 (one) confirmed Monkeypox case reported in the Philippines.

Actions to Take:

         o   Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions.

         o   Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, apes).

         o   Eating or preparing meat from wild game (bushmeat) or using products derived from wild animals from Africa (creams, lotions, powders).

         o   Contact with contaminated materials used by sick people (such as clothing, bedding, or materials used in healthcare settings) or that came into

              contact with infected animals. 

  • If you are sick and could have monkeypox, delay travel by public transportation until you have been cleared by a healthcare professional or public health officials.


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