What You Need to Know About Monkeypox
Monkeypox (MPX) is not like COVID-19, and it is much less contagious. The current risk of getting monkeypox 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.
Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox 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. Monkeypox 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.