What You Need to Know About Mpox
Mpox is not like COVID-19, and it is much less contagious. The current risk of getting mpox is very low for the general public, but it's still good for everyone to know the facts about the symptoms, prevention and what to do if you get sick.
Mpox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and mpox is rarely fatal. While not everyone needs a vaccine, vaccines and treatments are already available across the state. Most patients experience mild illness and require no treatment. Mpox can be spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of skin has formed. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.