Monkeypox

For up-to-date information on Monkeypox including U.S. maps and case counts, signs/symptoms, spread, prevention, treatment, and more, go to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  1. Monkeypox
  2. Transmission
  3. Risk
  4. Prevention

What is Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a viral infection that typically causes a mild illness with symptoms including fever, body aches, swelling of the lymph nodes, as well as a rash (sometimes called lesions) that look like chickenpox or syphilis. The rash can be painful and may start on the pubic area, genitals, or around the anus. More information including pictures can be found here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I have been exposed to Monkeypox?

People who have been exposed to Monkeypox should contact the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) at 610-278-5117 and talk with a staff member about exposure, testing, and vaccine eligibility, as appropriate. 

What do I do if I think I am infected with Monkeypox?

People who are experiencing symptoms should contact a healthcare provider to get tested for Monkeypox. Contact MCOPH at 610-278-5117 or MCOPHMPX@montcopa.org for help getting tested. 

How do I get vaccinated for Monkeypox?

Currently, people who are eligible for the Monkeypox vaccine include people 18 years old and older who meet one of the following:

  • People who are a close contact with someone who has Monkeypox
  • People who have a high risk of having been exposed.  

MCOPH is currently offering free Monkeypox vaccine by appointment only for people who are eligible to get vaccinated. If you think you are eligible or have questions about eligibility, contact MCOPH at 610-278-5117 to confirm eligibility, and if eligible schedule an appointment.

Can Monkeypox be treated? 

Tecovirimat (TPOXX) is an antiviral drug that is currently under Expanded Access to Investigational Drug Application through CDC for the treatment of Monkeypox. TPOXX should be considered for people infected with Monkeypox who have a weakened immune system or are at high risk for severe disease. People seeking treatment should contact their healthcare provider. 

Healthcare providers should contact MCOPH at 610-278-5117  or PADOH, Bureau of Epidemiology (717-787-3350) to request TPOXX. 

Where can I find more information?

Pennsylvania Department of Health Monkeypox Webpage

Johns Hopkins Medicine- Monkeypox

Isolation Guidance for People with Monkeypox 

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection for Monkeypox at Home

Monkeypox and Safer Sex (cdc.gov)

Infographics

Testing (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Testing

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Monkeypox Isolation

Vaccine (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Vaccine

Prevention (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Prevention