ND Dept of Health| July 14, 2022 Monkeypox and Parechovirus Health Advisories

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Update to Monkeypox Testing Availability and North Dakota Vaccine Allocation
This health update provides updates to providers on the availability of monkeypox testing nationwide and more information on the allocation of monkeypox vaccine to North Dakota. North Dakota has not yet had a case of monkeypox identified in the state.  The NDDoH is reminding providers that suspected monkeypox cases should be reported immediately by calling 1-800-472-2180 or 701-328-2378.  Reporting is important to ensure rapid case investigation, contact tracing, and access to timely post exposure prophylaxis of close contacts. 

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Human Parechovirus (PeV) Infections in Neonates and Young Infants
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is providing this update from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding recent reports from providers of Human Parechovirus (PeV)
infections in neonates and young infants. CDC is encouraging providers to test infants for PeV presenting
with fever, sepsis-like syndrome, or neurologic illness without another known cause that also have
symptoms of PeV infection. Symptoms of PeV infection can be asymptomatic, mild, or severe and are
associated with various clinical manifestations.

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