Mpox, also called MPV or Monkeypox Virus, naturally infects small mammals in West and Central Africa. In humans, Mpox will usually cause one or more painful sores, blisters, or rash. It also causes fever and flu-like symptoms in about fifty percent of cases.
Mpox is currently spreading between people primarily through direct skin-to-skin contact with infectious sores or body fluids. Mpox may be transmitted by respiratory secretions during prolonged face-to-face contact, kissing, or sex. Respiratory transmission through brief casual interactions is very unlikely. Mpox may also be spread by material contaminated by Mpox sores, like bedding or clothing. Current evidence suggests that someone is most likely to spread the disease when they have symptoms. It might be possible for someone to spread the disease before they have symptoms.
Find more basic Mpox information on the Washington State Department of Health Mpox page.
Chart last updated: 10/19/2022
This table is updated Monday-Friday as new information becomes available.
How can I get tested for Mpox
Find Mpox vaccine locations through the PrepMod portal. Select "Monkeypox Vaccination" as the service type to find Mpox vaccine clinics in Washington State. To narrow your search, include a zip code.
Rx Mart in Bellingham offers Mpox vaccines. Registration via the PrepMod portal is required.
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Who can get an Mpox vaccine?
When you have more vaccine, how will you prioritize who gets it?
If I have Mpox, should I take drugs to help my body fight the virus?
Currently, Rx Mart and Hoagland have TPOXX treatment available by prescription only.