In May 2022, in response to the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox in non-endemic countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), along with local and regional public health departments, have implemented enhanced surveillance measures to identify cases of monkeypox in Texas quickly. These measures include providing education and outreach to public health agencies and clinicians in Texas, evaluating persons with suspicion of monkeypox, and monitoring contacts of confirmed cases for symptom development. 

For more information on monkeypox, please see the links below.