Mpox

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

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

What is Mpox?

Mpox 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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MCOPHMPX@montgomerycountypa.gov

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

People who have been exposed to Mpox should contact a healthcare provider to talk about exposure, testing, and vaccine. People can also contact the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) at 610-278-5117 or MCOPHMPX@montgomerycountypa.gov for assistance. 

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

People who are having symptoms should contact a healthcare provider to get tested for Mpox. To learn more about nearby healthcare providers who offer testing, visit Montgomery County Mpox Testing Providers Map

For additional help getting tested, contact MCOPH at 610-278-5117 or MCOPHMPX@montgomerycountypa.gov.

How do I get vaccinated for Mpox?

MCOPH is currently offering free Mpox vaccine by appointment only for people who meet one of the following criteria:

  • People who are a close contact with someone who has Mpox
  • People who may be high risk or more likely to get Mpox  

If you think you qualify for the Mpox vaccine please complete MCOPH’s online Mpox vaccine qualification form.  The online form will help you find out if you qualify for the Mpox vaccine. For people who complete the online form and qualify for Mpox vaccine, an MCOPH staff member will contact you to make a vaccine appointment. 

Can Mpox be treated? 

Tecovirimat (TPOXX) is an antiviral drug that is currently under Expanded Access to Investigational Drug Application through the CDC for the treatment of Mpox. TPOXX should be considered for people infected with Mpox 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 to request TPOXX. 

Where can I find more information?

Mpox Town Hall Recording (8/31/2022)

Pennsylvania Department of Health Mpox Webpage

Johns Hopkins Medicine- Mpox

Isolation Guidance for People with Mpox

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection for Mpox at Home

Mpox and Safer Sex (cdc.gov)

Infographics

Testing (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Testing

Isolation (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Isolation

Vaccine (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Vaccine

Prevention (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Prevention

Quick Cleaning Guide

Mpox Cleaning Quick Guide.pdf