Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (August 7, 2022)

Location: Worldwide

Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries.  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (click here to view the WHO’s determination).

Actions to Take:

o   Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions.

o    Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, apes).

o    Eating or preparing meat from wild game (bushmeat) or using products derived from wild animals from Africa (creams, lotions, powders).

o    Contact with contaminated materials used by sick people (such as clothing, bedding, or materials used in healthcare settings) or that came into contact with infected animals.

 

  • If you are sick and could have monkeypox, delay travel by public transportation until you have been cleared by a healthcare professional or public health officials.

Assistance:

  • S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

+964-760-030-3000

BaghdadACS@state.gov

https://iq.usembassy.gov/

  • S. Consulate General Erbil, Iraq

+964-66-211-4000

ErbilACS@state.gov

https://iq.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/erbil/citizen-services/