Factsheet: Monkeypox Prevention and Considerations for People Experiencing Homelessness

Factsheet: Monkeypox Prevention and Considerations for People Experiencing Homelessness

Date posted: August 25, 2022
Last reviewed: August 25, 2022

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)

Factsheet provides an overview of monkeypox and specific considerations for service providers in the health care for the homeless community. The factsheet describes the symptoms and modes of transmission of monkeypox, how it is diagnosed and treated, and eligibility for vaccines. The factsheet then provides detailed information about considerations for congregate settings, such as homeless shelters, and the increased risks of monkeypox for people experiencing homelessness (PEH). The factsheet outlines recommendations for isolation of and support for suspected cases of monkeypox. The factsheet includes advocacy recommendations for the PEH community and additional resources. 

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