Resources for High Consequence Pathogens

Resources for High Consequence Pathogens

Vermont EMS has played an active role in combatting high-consequence pathogens like mpox (human monkeypox virus) and COVID-19. Find resources to assist you and your agency during the COVID-19 response. Below are some resources to assist you and your agency during the mpox and COVID-19 responses. 

mpox (human monkeypox virus) & EMS INFORMATION

The Vermont Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now refer to the human monkeypox virus as “mpox” following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation. Mpox follows the WHO’s best practices established in 2015 that new disease names should aim to minimize unnecessary negative impacts of names on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare, and avoid causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups. 

Mpox—previously referred to as hMPXV— is a viral illness circulating in the United States. The risk to the public is low. Find more information about mpox, including the number of reported cases in Vermont, from CDC.

 Learn more about the Health Department's mpox response efforts.

EMS Response & Resources for mpox

EMS providers should be prepared to respond. Please review the documents below on how to prepare and respond.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) EMS Response