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Mpox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with mpox virus. If you think you might have symptoms of mpox, contact your doctor right away to be evaluated and tested.

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About Mpox

What is Mpox

Mpox is caused by a virus that is related to the virus that causes smallpox. People need to get both doses of the vaccine for the best protection against mpox. The second dose should be given 4 weeks after the first dose.

Vaccination is an important tool in stopping the spread of mpox. People who are vaccinated should continue to avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with someone who has mpox.

Mpox Symptoms

What are the symptoms of Mpox?

Fever

Sometimes, people have flu-like symptoms before the rash.

Skin rash or lesions

Some people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms.

Swollen lymph nodes

Swollen lymph nodes usually occur as a result of infection from bacteria or viruses.

Exhaustion

Feeling overtired, with low energy and a strong desire to sleep that interferes with normal daily activities.

Muscle aches, backache, headache

Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation.

Respiratory symptoms

All the flu-like symptoms you've felt before.

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Mpox Contagion

How does Mpox Spread?

Mpox can spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact, including:

  • Direct contact with mpox rash and scabs from a person with mpox, as well as contact with their saliva, upper respiratory secretions (snot, mucus), and areas around the anus, rectum, or vagina

This direct contact can happen during intimate contact, including:

  • Oral, anal, or vaginal sex, or touching the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus of a person with mpox
  • Hugging, massage, and kissing
  • Prolonged face-to-face contact

The risk is considered low for getting mpox by touching objects, fabrics, and surfaces that have been used by someone with mpox and not disinfected, such as clothing, bedding, towels, fetish gear, or sex toys.

 

mpox Prevention

Prevent the Spread of Mpox

Following the recommended prevention steps and getting vaccinated if you were exposed to mpox or are at higher risk of being exposed to mpox can help protect you and your community.

Safer Sex

If you or a partner has mpox or think you may have mpox, the best way to protect yourself and others is to avoid sex of any kind (oral, anal, vaginal) and kissing or touching each other’s bodies—while you are sick.

Vaccination

If you or a partner has mpox or think you may have mpox, the best way to protect yourself and others is to avoid sex of any kind (oral, anal, vaginal) and kissing or touching each other’s bodies—while you are sick.

Avoid Contact with Animals

People with mpox should avoid contact with animals, including pets, domestic animals, and wildlife to prevent spreading the virus.

Reduce Congregate Gatherings

Mpox is a disease that can cause flu-like symptoms and a rash. In general, infectious diseases involving person-to-person contact may spread more easily within congregate settings and may spread among staff (paid or unpaid) and residents.

Our non-profit’s mission is to vaccinate Central Florida against the contagious and deadly Monkeypox outbreak. Our healthcare team and volunteers provide prevention, education, and treatment to unvaccinated at-risk individuals. Our aim is to create a healthier and safer community by promoting vaccination and safety guidelines. 

By working together, we can save lives and stop the spread of the virus.

Join us in our effort to protect Central Florida from this lethal disease.

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