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  • Season: Season 3
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  • Featuring: Sean Collins, Rebecca Bartles Dr.PH, & Rosemary Martin

The current outbreak of monkeypox is unusual because the viral illness is rarely seen outside the places where it's endemic. (It is most often seen in Central and Western Africa.) Monkeypox is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infectious person or animal, or by contact with material (clothing, bedding) that an infectious person has used. It's a self-limiting disease with symptoms lasting 2-4 weeks. Rarely deadly, cases may be severe, especially in children, pregnant women or people with suppressed immune systems.



Rebecca Bartles, DrPH, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

Executive Director, System Infection Prevention



Rosemary Martin, ASCP (M)CM, CLSSBB, CIC

Program Manager, System Infection Prevention





Updated information on the U.S. outbreak 2022 (CDC)

Updated U.S. case count & map / Updated global case count & map  (CDC) 

Prevention (CDC)

Facts for people who are sexually active (CDC)

Social gatherings, safer sex, and monkeypox(CDC)

Monkeypox: be aware but don't panic (GMHC)

Monkeypox: Key facts (WHO)

These resources are being updated by the source organizations and may contain more current information than that found in the podcast audio.


  • Rebecca Bartles Dr.PH
  • Rosemary Martin
  • Seán Collins


  • infectious disease prevention
  • monkeypox
  • prevention
  • viral outbreak
  • covid sub-variants
  • stigma