Treatment Guidance

Currently there is no treatment approved specifically for mpox virus infections. However, antivirals developed for use in patients with smallpox may prove beneficial against mpox. CDC provides Interim Clinical Guidance for the Treatment of Mpox and Update on Managing Mpox in Patients Receiving Therapeutics.

Individuals with immunocompromising conditions may require early and prolonged treatment. See CDC’s Health Advisory Severe Manifestations of Mpox among People who are Immunocompromised Due to HIV or Other Conditions.

A VDH Mpox Overview for Healthcare Providers” webinar recorded on October 21, 2022 is also available as a resource for clinicians. 

Page Last Updated February 2, 2023

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