Report a Confirmed or Suspect Case

Laboratory confirmed cases please call (330) 375-2662 or fax us on our confidential fax at (330) 752-7157.

Suspected cases must live in Summit County, Ohio and meet the clinical AND epidemiological criteria to be reported.

Clinical Criteria:

  • New onset of a clinically compatible rash; OR
  • Other clinical suspicion for monkeypox.*

* Clinical suspicion may include prodromal symptoms or atypical presentations which, when combined with epidemiologic linkage criteria or other exposure, is deemed to have a higher likelihood of monkeypox infection by the clinician.

Epidemiological Criteria:

Within 21 days of illness onset:

  • Member of a cohort (as defined by public health authorities) experiencing monkeypox activity; OR
    • Currently this is defined as gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.
  • Residence in or travel to a country where monkeypox is endemic; OR
  • Contact with a dead or live wild or exotic pet animal of an African species, or used or consumed a product derived from such animals (e.g., game meat, powders, etc.); OR
  • Contact with a person or persons, animal or animals, with a suspected or known orthopoxvirus or monkeypox infection; OR
  • Contact with items that could serve as fomites that have been in contact with a person or persons, animal or animals, with suspected or known orthopoxvirus or monkeypox infection; OR
  • Work in a non-clinical laboratory that handles monkeypox virus

If the case meets the clinical and epidemiological criteria, complete the following form to report a suspect case, https://scph.link/mpxreporting.

If the case does not meet the clinical and epidemiological criteria reporting is not required.

 

Watch this video on Monkepox specimen collection.