What IBD patients need to know about the monkeypox virus
With the increasing number of cases of monkeypox across the country, we know you may have questions about the virus and vaccination recommendations for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. We encourage you to stay informed, practice good prevention strategies, and have open communication with your doctor to ensure you have the right guidance for your individual needs. Below we’ve outlined the most important information to keep in mind regarding the monkeypox virus.
Update: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a safety alert regarding the use of fecal microbial transplant, and increased precautions to screen donations for infection, including monkeypox. If you are using FMT treatment, talk to your doctor to learn about any additional safety measures they are taking.
Last updated: 8/30/22