Healthcare Providers

Cases of mpox peaked in August 2022, but the outbreak is not over. CDC continues to receive reports of cases that reflect ongoing community transmission in the U.S. and internationally, and Virginia has had a recent increase in reported mpox cases. 

  • On February 12, 2024, CDC sent a message urging clinicians to remain diligent about taking thorough patient sexual histories and recommending vaccination to those who are eligible. 
  • As of April 16, 2024, 17 mpox cases have been reported to VDH this year; by comparison, in all of 2023, only 12 cases were reported. This recent increase in reported mpox cases in Virginia serves as a reminder for providers to continue to keep mpox in mind when evaluating patients and recommend JYNNEOS vaccine for people at risk.  Please check the VDH mpox dashboard for the most up-to-date data. 

 VDH Provider Resources


Previous Updates

VDH Clinician Outreach

Mpox screening, prevention, and treatment should be incorporated into routine sexual health and HIV services to ensure all patients are screened for mpox, assessed for risk factors, counseled on prevention measures, and evaluated for testing and treatment, if indicated. VDH’s Incorporating Mpox into Sexual Health and HIV Care resource has more information. 


Commercial laboratory testing for mpox is available. VDH encourages providers to use commercial laboratories, but this testing is not free. The laboratories will bill private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare for all testing performed. Providers may find the relevant CPT code for mpox virus testing on each commercial laboratory’s website. Providers who encounter any issues while trying to order testing should contact the laboratory’s client services.

Public health testing through the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) continues to be available at no cost for patients who meet clinical and epidemiologic criteria; providers should consult with their LHD about this testing.

Labs Conducting Testing and Supporting Information

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