Lab Advisory: Guidance for Specimens and Clinical Waste Suspected to Contain Clade I Monkeypox Virus

by | Mar 20, 2024 | CDC LOCS | 1 comment

Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released a Safety Advisory Notice regarding the classification of monkeypox virus (MPXV) specimens and waste. This Safety Advisory Notice addresses the transportation and disposal of material suspected or confirmed to contain MPXV. 

While the risk for Clade I mpox cases in the U.S. remains low and there are currently no cases in the U.S., several federal agencies are working to improve readiness in the event of a Clade I mpox outbreak. Please visit the CDC LOCS page for additional information regarding the DOT Safety Advisory Notice.

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