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Mpox

Notice: ADPH and the CDC are updating webpages with the term "mpox" to reduce stigma and other issues associated with prior terminology. This change is aligned with the recent World Health Organization decision.

Mpox is a very rare disease caused by infection with the mpox virus. It is usually found in Central and West Africa and does not occur naturally in the United States. However, cases have recently been identified in the U.S. with more cases expected. This situation is being closely monitored by public health.

What's New?

Healthcare providers should visit our For Healthcare Providers page for our Mpox Virus Planning Response training video and other training and preparation resources.

Vaccination providers should visit our For Vaccination Providers page for resources and downloads.

For current information on the most recent cases of mpox in the U.S., visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To view the number of cases by state, visit the CDC's 2022 U.S. Map & Case Count.

CDC Quicklinks

For more resources on mpox, visit Resources and the CDC.





Page last updated: November 29, 2022