All You Need to Know About the Monkeypox Outbreak


With the recent Monkeypox outbreak, the virus continues to spread in the U.S. and globally. The first case in the U.S. was confirmed on May 18th, 2022. By June 29th, the U.S. CDC reported 351 cases in the U.S. including California with 80 cases, and New York with 72 cases. An updated map tracking the outbreak can be found here: 2022 U.S. Map & Case Count | Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDC.

Monkeypox is a disease caused by infection from the Monkeypox virus that can cause:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Skin rash

The virus can be spread in different ways including person-to-person contact, contact with bodily fluids, infectious rashes, or contaminated surfaces.

To help prevent the spread of the Monkeypox virus, the EPA has published their list Q which includes products permitted to make Emerging Viral Pathogens off-label claims against the Monkeypox virus. 

It is essential to keep surfaces disinfected including clothes, countertops, utensils, and more, to help prevent the spread of Monkeypox disease.  Reinforcement of this practice will ensure consistent prevention of the virus in both public and private environments.

Powered by HYGEN™ offers a variety of solutions as supplemental registrations that meet the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogens program requirements.  This includes wipes, liquids, and concentrated products featuring short surface kill times.

To learn more about Monkeypox, visit Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDC

To learn more about EPA List Q, visit Disinfectants for Emerging Viral Pathogens (EVPs): List Q | US EPA

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