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Treatment

There are no treatments specifically for monkeypox virus infections. Because the monkeypox and smallpox viruses are genetically similar, antiviral drugs and vaccines developed to protect against smallpox may be used to prevent and treat monkeypox. The CDC has Clinical Recognition and Treatment Information for Health Care Professionals. CDC has also issued specific clinical considerations for monkeypox infection for people with HIV, children and adolescents, and people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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