Mpox : case reporting recommendations for health separtments
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Mpox : case reporting recommendations for health separtments

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      Updated December 30, 2022

      CDC encourages Health departments to collect the data listed in the 2022 U.S. Mpox Outbreak Short Case Report Form [749 KB, 11 pages] (sCRF) for patients who meet the probable or confirmed mpox case definition. Local health departments should check with state or territorial health authorities to confirm the desired case reporting process in their jurisdiction.

      Case reporting to CDC can be completed using either of these two methods:

      - Enter the necessary sCRF data directly in the CDC DCIPHER platform.

      - Enter the necessary data directly into an existing jurisdictional case surveillance system configured for mpox reporting. Then upload the reporting data to the CDC DCIPHER platform using a CSV file format.

      To ensure timely reporting, initial reports can be submitted to CDC with only the minimum required data elements:

      - Local Record ID

      - Case jurisdiction of residence

      Jurisdictions can ensure timely reporting by submitting new case reports within 24 hours.

      CDC is updating webpages with the term "mpox" to reduce stigma and other issues associated with prior terminology. This change is aligned with the r

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