Maine CDC Health Advisory

May 15, 2023

U.S. CDC: Potential Risk for New Mpox Cases

Please review this important information from U.S. CDC regarding ongoing risks for mpox in the United States and recommendations for clinicians.

Testing for mpox is available at several commercial laboratories and is available at Maine's Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory. Maine CDC strongly encourages clinicians to use commercial labs for mpox testing. There are no commercially available tests available for people without any visible lesions. Patients tested for mpox should also be tested for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), per the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines, including HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.

Advisory (PDF)