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What is mpox?

Mpox? A virus that causes a rash and sores on the body including on the genitals and anus.

Mpox initial symptoms may include:
Muscle aches
Back ache
Swollen lymph nodes
...followed a few days later by a rash and open sores.

Mpox spreads through close personal contact:
Skin-to-skin contact, including touching, kissing, sex. Also towels, sheets and other items that come in contact with mpox sores.

Look for symptoms on yourself and others. Get help from a hand mirror. Avoid being intimate until sores have completely healed.

If you think you may have mpox get checked out by a healthcare provider.

FREE Mpox Vaccines are Available!

Mpox vaccines are available … and FREE!

Vaccination is available at no cost regardless of your ability to pay the administration fee. Providers may bill insurance or Medicaid / Medicare. Your local health department can also provide information about options in your community.