Health Information and Updates
Pellissippi State wants you to stay safe and healthy. We have created this webpage as a resource for public health guidance as well as any College health guidance.
Monkeypox – July 22, 2022
Monkeypox is a rare, but potentially serious viral illness. Although infection may begin with fever, headache, muscle aches, and exhaustion before the development of rash, many of the cases associated with the 2022 outbreak have reported very mild or no symptoms other than rash.
Those who suspect they may have contracted monkeypox should contact their health department for testing:
- Knox County – 865.215.5300
- East Region (surrounding counties) – 865.546.9221
Those under investigation for monkeypox infection should isolate until test results are available. Public health officials will conduct case investigations and contact tracing of those with laboratory-confirmed monkeypox infection.
For more information, visit https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/reportable-diseases/monkeypox.html.