Monkeypox


We continue to monitor federal, state, and other agencies for new or revised information and guidance. 
The AGEG Board of Directors encourage all funeral service professionals to follow best practices and guidance.  
It is important to share guidance and information with your fellow funeral home staff as it becomes available 
so you may 
continue to safely serve your families and community. 

AGEG members are updated by email and this page is updated as guidance and information becomes available.  

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What is Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a virus that can cause a rash, bumps, or sores on or near the genitals, or anal area, but also on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. These sores can be very painful.

The monkeypox virus can also cause flu-like symptoms like fever, headache, muscle aches and backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, sore throat, nasal congestion, and cough.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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  • NEW 11-4-22 - Completing a Death Certificate in the Setting of Monkeypox - CLICK HERE
  • Transfer of Human Remains - CLICK HERE 
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Facility Design for Autopsy - CLICK HERE
  • Autopsy Procedures and Specimen Collection - CLICK HERE


Georgia Department of Public Health

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