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hMPXV spreads through the following interactions with infectious individuals:

 Skin-on-skin contact

• Respiratory droplets from prolonged close contact (3 hours within 6 feet),

• Skin contact with contaminated surfaces or fabrics.

The virus can remain infectious on surfaces from days to weeks. As the virus spreads, skin contact with contaminated fabrics or surfaces is likely to become a source of infection. Everyone should take additional care in areas where sheets or towels may be shared or reused (e.g., gyms, hotels, public pools, saunas, etc.). CDC guidance recommends washing fabrics with the highest temperature water possible or steam cleaning items like upholstered furniture and beds. 

Continue to disinfect frequent touch points and practice good hand hygiene by washing hands regularly and utilizing alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Listen to people in your community! Friends, family, and neighbors talking about hMPXV, new rashes or other symptoms of the disease may indicate that you are close to the virus in your community.

CTEH has 24/7 call centers staffed with public health professionals and nurses trained in crisis risk communication to support questions about the monkeypox virus, disease progression, transmission, cleaning and disinfection, and treatment. 

Our call centers can include contact tracing services and/or nurse or physician consultations to advise when and where to seek medical attention.

CTEH’s epidemiology emergency response program can support public health staffing needs in times of crisis. We have a deep bench of trained and professionally-degreed epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, nurses, and public health professionals, data scientists, and logistics experts that can assist you with disease reporting and tracking, logistics, data management, case management, triage, research needs, testing centers, symptom screening, and more. Our surge staffing can be activated when needed and mobilized and demobilized quickly and cost effectively.

CTEH can provide support with regionally-based laboratories for both lesion and non-lesion based-swabbing. Validation studies are available upon request for our non-lesion sampling and have more labs in our network coming online almost weekly with oral-swab capabilities.

Katelyn Hall, MPH, PhD
Supervising Health Scientist, Epidemiologist, and Statistician

Dr. Hall is an epidemiologist and trained biostatistician with experience in the fields of toxicological exposures, infectious disease, public health, occupational epidemiology, drug use surveillance, and global health. Leading client COVID-19 efforts, she was the lead epidemiologist on the EVALI outbreak in Colorado, has worked on influenza, hospital acquired infections, and vaccine preventable disease surveillance efforts. Dr. Hall’s education experience as a state epidemiologist has provided critical skills in risk and science communications for both technical and public audiences.

Lourdes Mahoney, CHMM
Senior Health Scientist

Lourdes Mahoney is a senior health scientist with over a decade of experience in emergency response, industrial hygiene, and regulatory compliance. In addition to assisting Dr. Hall with research and infectious disease/public health support, Lourdes also directed and managed the Contact Tracing program efforts for dozens of CTEH clients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jacob Fenske
Director, Disaster Recovery

Jacob Fenske is a senior consultant and director of the Disaster Recovery program at CTEH. His biosecurity and business continuity consulting, oversight, and process management experience originated during the Avian Influenza epidemic in 2015. Jacob also brings experience working with state and federal government representatives on rebuild and recovery programs following major hurricanes in 2017-2020. Most recently, Jacob has developed best practices and realistic health responses for mitigating COVID-19 during conferences, summits, and other large live events.

Christine Millner Gay
Senior Consultant and Director, Quality

Christine Gay is a senior consultant and director of the Quality Management division of CTEH. She brings decades of process and project management, quality assurance, plan writing and auditing, as well as extensive field experience in industrial hygiene and environmental consulting. She has been consulting, developing plans, communication materials to assist clients with uncertainty and focused on business continuity over multiple pandemics. Christine has been working with production and tech clients to develop practical and relevant processes, plans for managing COVID-19 safety and health, consulting as new requirements or data becomes available, and providing management oversight.


Preventing the Next Pandemic

Monkeypox Call Center, Contact Tracing, and Nurse or Physician Consultations

Public Health Surge Staffing

Immediate Laboratory Screening Support

Chris Kuhlman, PhD, CIH, DABT
Senior Toxicologist

Dr. Kuhlman is a board-certified toxicologist and industrial hygienist who advises on risk assessment and crisis communication for CTEH’s public health, emergency response, and litigation clients. He leads a variety of projects, including evaluating the relationship between chemical exposure and disease, formulating emergency response guides, providing expert opinions for environmental contamination and litigation, as well as developing pandemic plans and supervising COVID-19 health and safety teams.



hMPXV Facts

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The World Health Organization recently stated -

“Anyone who has close physical contact of any kind with someone who has monkeypox is at risk, regardless of who they are, what they do, who they have sex with or any other factor.”

Monkeypox (hMPXV) is not a Sexually Transmitted Infection.

Vaccines (smallpox and hMPXV) are effective protection

hMPXV is in the same family as smallpox and cowpox, but caused by a different type of virus

hMPXV causes prolonged fever, swollen lymph nodes, and painful lesions

hMPXV Incubation & Monitoring

If you have been exposed, speak with your doctor, monitor your wellness and watch for rashes during the entire period. 

Evidence shows the incubation period (the time between an exposure and symptoms developing) of hMPXV can be up to 21 days.

Once symptoms present and the person becomes contagious, it may be as long as 5 weeks before they can safely end isolation.