Monkeypox Health Advisory
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking multiple cases associated with the recent outbreak of monkeypox in the U.S. Dallas County recently issued an emergency declaration due to the increasing case numbers in the county.
To date, there are no known cases of monkeypox in the SMU community. The University and the Dr. Bob Smith Student Health Center will continue to monitor this situation and coordinate preparedness efforts with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS). Please take a few minutes to educate yourself about the monkeypox virus, including helpful prevention measures, with these important CDC resources and FAQs. Additionally, Dallas County has a dedicated hotline where people can call about their concerns: 972-692-2780.
If you believe you might be infected with the virus, contact your health provider immediately. The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center can provide testing for students who are symptomatic. Vaccination inquiries will be referred to DCHHS.