MPX (Monkeypox)

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder; and monkeypox is rarely fatal. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox.

Symptoms of monkeypox can include:
 Fever
 Headache
 Muscle aches and backache
 Swollen lymph nodes
 Chills
 Exhaustion
 A rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, like the       hands, feet, chest, genitals, or anus.

The rash goes through different stages before healing completely. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks. Sometimes, people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms. Others only experience a rash.


Fact Sheets

The Facts About Monkeypox (Datos sobre la viruela de mono)

Frequently Asked Questions

Monkeypox Facts for People Who are Sexually Active 


Other Resources

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Human Monkeypox Page

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Monkeypox Resources

CDC 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak


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