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    Presumptive Monkeypox case reported at Georgetown University
    By FOX 5 DC Digital Team
    Published June 22, 2022 5:34PM
    Updated 5:38PM

    WASHINGTON - A member of the Georgetown University community has presumptively contracted Monkeypox, the school announced Wednesday.

    Vice President and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Ranit Mishori sent a letter to students, staff, and faculty to inform them that the university was aware of the case and is taking necessary precautions...

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    Messages to Faculty, Messages to Staff, Messages to Students, Messages to the Community

    Public Health Alert: Presumptive Monkeypox Case

    Date Published: June 22, 2022

    Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community:

    I’m writing to inform you about a presumptive case of monkeypox in a Georgetown community member living off campus near the Main Campus. The individual is currently in isolation and doing well, and we are providing support and resources. Anyone who was in recent contact with the individual and identified through contact tracing has been notified and will be monitored by the DC Department of Health (DC Health) or the University’s Public Health team. We are working closely with DC Health and the University’s infectious disease experts.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. It does not spread easily between people without close contact (e.g., direct physical contact with the infectious rash, including during intimate contact such as kissing, cuddling, or sex).

    The risk of contracting this infection is very low for those who have been in casual, rather than close, contact with an infected individual (e.g., being in the same room). No severe disease or deaths have been linked to this outbreak in the United States at this time.

    Symptoms of monkeypox can include fever, headache, muscle aches and backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, and a rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, like the hands, feet, chest, genitals, or anus.

    If you develop symptoms consistent with monkeypox, please contact the Student Health Center, if a student, or your primary care provider, if a faculty or staff member, and email Georgetown’s Public Health team at if you have any questions or concerns.

    We will continue to monitor public health conditions on our campuses and provide updates as needed.


    Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS, FAAFP
    Professor of Family Medicine, Vice President and Chief Public Health Officer
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela


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      Monkeypox vaccination appointments available for eligible DC residents

      Published June 27, 2022 1:00PM

      By FOX 5 DC Digital Team

      WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Monkeypox vaccination appointments are now available to eligible D.C. residents, according to DC Health.

      A total of 300 appointments will be available for Tuesday and Thursday. Monkeypox vaccinations are free, based on availability, and will occur on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

      To be considered eligible for the monkeypox vaccination, persons must be a District resident, 18 years of age or older and:

      - Gay, bisexual, and other men 18 and older who have sex with men and have had multiple (more than one) sexual partners or any anonymous sexual partners in the last 14 days; or

      - Transgender women or nonbinary persons assigned male at birth who have sex with men; or

      - Sex workers (of any sexual orientation/gender); or

      - Staff (of any sexual orientation/gender) at establishments where sexual activity occurs (e.g., bathhouses, saunas, sex clubs)

      Monkeypox vaccinations will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 1 to 8 p.m. at 7530 Georgia Ave NW.

      If the District receives additional doses of vaccine from the federal government, the vaccination appointment site will reopen on Wednesday for Sunday appointments.


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