What is Monkeypox?
- MPX (formerly Monkeypox) is a virus that spreads through prolonged skin to skin contact, sex, kissing, breathing at very close range, or sharing bedding and clothing.
- MPX is rare and currently a low threat to the general public.
- It can be serious, though most cases resolve on their own. Seeing a doctor right away is important.
- Having sex or close physical contact with multiple people can put you at higher risk for MPX if it is spreading in the community.
- It appears as a distinctive rash or sores on the skin anywhere on the body, especially in the genital area. It often begins as flu-like symptoms.
- We are working with state and federal agencies to monitor for MPX , and to help control the spread of the virus.
MPX outreach materials
Monkeypox facts in English.
Monkeypox facts in Spanish and English
Monkeypox facts in Chinese and English
Monkeypox facts in Filipino and English
Video about Monkeypox with Maceo Persson
Video sobre Monkeypox con Noel Sanchez
Event organizers, clubs, and venue operators can use this template from the Department of Public Health to notify attendees of potential Monkeypox exposure.
Learn more about Monkeypox symptoms
Monkeypox care instructions
Instructions for how to get a copy of your MPX vaccination records
MPX vaccine administration information in English
MPX Vaccine Administration information in Chinese
MPX vaccine administration information in Spanish
MPX vaccine administration information in Filipino