Monkeypox: CDC advises travellers to wear a mask *1 update*

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The US CDC has amended its advice for travellers for Monkeypox, just one week after its last revision. The latest advice recommends wearing a facemask – “Wear a mask. Wearing a mask can help protect you from many diseases, including Monkeypox.”

It is probably now just a matter of days before the World Health Organisation declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, or PHEIC.

From the amended advice:


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Monkeypox in Multiple Countries – Alert – Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions – Travel Health Notices Travelers’ Health CDC


CDC Monkeypox travel alert

Foxnews: CDC raises monkeypox alert to level 2, recommends masks during travel


UPDATE 1: 7th June 2022 – CDC removes mask recommendation from its website

Incredibly, just one day after recommending that facemasks be worn when travelling, the CDC have REMOVED that recommendation from its website:



Profits before public health??



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** This post was originally published on June 6, 2022 **