ECDC and WHO publishes report on monkeypox during the summer season

21 June 2022

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On 14 June 2022, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) published a joint technical report, providing guidance for health authorities and event organisers for the upcoming summer. 

The guidance suggests that communication around events should focus on prevention messaging and good public health practices. Organisers of events should adapt and share key messages on their websites, social media accounts and event applications, in order to raise awareness of potential risks, along with the promotion of good hygiene practices, and ensure facilities are cleaned regularly. 

Separately, the ECDC has also published a report offering guidance to gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men, in collaboration with community organisations. Although this information addresses the group that has been most affected by the current outbreak to date, anyone who may be exposed to monkeypox infection can make use of this report. 

Source: ECDC, 14 June 2022