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Why was the quarantine period reduced from 21 days to 14 days?



Mpox symptoms usually start between 5 to 21 days after being infected. Isolation precautions are pre-determined at 14 days to allow PUQs to fully rest at home until symptoms (if infected) have appeared. After day 14, the PUQ will become Person-Under-Phone Surveillance (PUPS). In order to return to normalcy earlier, the additional 7-day period was implemented to ensure early detection of symptoms/complications should any appear after completion of the 14-day quarantine period.

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