Mpox Basics

About Mpox

Mpox is a contagious rash illness caused by the mpox virus. It's primarily spread by close personal contact with someone who has mpox.

While anyone can get mpox, most people infected with mpox in the United States have been gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men. 

The best way to prevent mpox is by getting vaccinated with both doses.  

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Symptoms of Mpox

How Mpox is Spread

Prevent the Spread

If You're Sick

Last updated: July 12, 2024

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