Monkeypox Testing & Treatment
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- Fastest possible test results – no appointment required
- Testing for 30 different causes to ensure the correct treatment, even if it is not Monkeypox
- Cutting edge treatment options
We do not test or vaccinate asymptomatic patients.
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Get better treatment, sooner at our ER for Monkeypox.
See a doctor immediately with these symptoms:
Rashes & Blistering
Swollen Lymph Nodes
Severe or Persistent Headaches
Rashes and blisters are not always present
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What is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a viral disease with symptoms similar to Smallpox. Monkeypox begins with relatively mild symptoms and develops into a rash that forms blisters. These blisters grow until they dry and fall off from the skin, and leave permanent scarring. Monkeypox is a serious disease most dangerous to children under 8 and immunocompromised individuals. Monkeypox can be present without blistering. If you suspect you were exposed to Monkeypox, seek testing and treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions: Monkeypox.
As of August 1st, 2022, our testing procedure takes approximately 4-5 days to receive the results after you receive an evaluation. This is the fastest testing currently available to Austin Emergency Center. AEC is actively working to reduce the time for results, ensuring they continue to be the leader in the Austin area.
Austin Emergency Center proudly serves the Austin community in time of need. We are no stranger to global health emergencies, seeing more COVID patients than any other provider in the city. We’re proud to say our staff had a far lower than average infection rate than the average public, despite being surrounded by COVID positive patients.
Monkeypox is no different. We’ve taken the highest level of precautions, following in the footsteps of the COVID protocols including all safety measures recommended by the CDC.
If left untreated, Monkeypox can lead to a variery of complications including, but not limited to:
- Permanent vision loss,
- In severe cases – death
If you begin developing Monkeypox symptoms, visit AEC to be tested and begin self isolating. It is vital to minimize contact with others if you believe you may have been exposed to the virus.
Monkeypox symptoms begin most often with a fever, headache, and swollen lymph nodes, and develops into rash with blistering 1-3 days later. These rashes will slowly grow, die, and fall off from the skin, and are primarily found on the face and extremeties.
Monkeypox is primarily spread through respiritory droplets (like sneezing, saliva, and coughing), sexual contact, skin-to-skin contact, and shared linens/bedding. It is not an STD and does not require sexual contact to spread.
With the current procedure outlined by the CDC, we are unable to provide direct testing for monkeypox unless there are lesions present. However, if you suspect you were exposed to Monkeypox in the recent past, we can provide a panel test to rule out the other possibilities and provide treatment according to the doctors discretion.
In order to receive a test for Monkeypox, blisters/lesions need to develop; however, if you are feeling unwell after a suspected exposure, we will be readily available to provide clinical evaluation and treatment.