Monkeypox in a Young Infant - Florida, 2022

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2022 Sep 23;71(38):1220-1221. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7138e3.


In August 2022, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) was notified of a suspected case of monkeypox in an infant aged <2 months who was admitted to a Florida hospital with a rash and cellulitis. This case report highlights findings from the related epidemiologic investigation and describes the public health actions taken. This activity was reviewed by CDC and was conducted consistent with applicable federal law and CDC policy.* This is the youngest patient with confirmed monkeypox infection in Florida to date.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Exanthema*
  • Florida / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Mpox (monkeypox)*
  • Public Health