Georgia CTSA Investigator Co-Authors JAMA Viewpoint on Monkeypox Outbreak


In a June 13, 2022, JAMA Viewpoint article, Georgia CTSA investigator Carlos del Rio, MD, and his co-authors concluded, “Control of this growing international outbreak will require careful coordination among public health officials, clinicians, and the community to disseminate information, obtain appropriate diagnostic testing, implement contact tracing, and ensure that affected individuals and their contacts have access to medical care.”

“The current outbreak illustrates the easy human-to-human transmissibility by direct, intimate contact with lesions that contain the virus,” writes a team of infectious diseases experts from Emory University and the University of Michigan. Jeannette Guarner, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Carlos del Rio, MD, distinguished professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, and Preeti N. Malani, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the University of Michigan and JAMA associate editor, co-authored the article. 

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Monkeypox Updates from Fulton County: Expert Q&A

On July 29, 2022, Epidemiologist Jodie Guest and David Holland, Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory and Chief Clinical Officer of the Fulton County Board of Health, talked about the monkeypox outbreak in Atlanta – including strategies for preventing infection and the safety, efficacy and availability of vaccines.

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Update on the Monkeypox Outbreak – August 11, 2022

“As information keeps changing and new strategies are implemented to address this outbreak, Pretti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, and I wrote this Viewpoint for JAMA with information that clinicians can use,” says Dr. Carlos del Rio. This Viewpoint updates information about the current monkeypox outbreak, including confirmed cases, primary modes of transmission, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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