Monkeypox


Monkeypox is a rare disease, similar to smallpox (but milder), that can spread from infected humans, animals, and materials contaminated with the virus – though not easily. Monkeypox can cause flu-like symptoms and distinct rash, lesions, and bumps on the body. The risk of monkeypox to the public is currently very low based on the information available.  

CDPH closely monitors monkeypox transmission in the U.S. and California to ensure rapid identification of cases and appropriate care for them and their close contacts. At this time, vaccination for monkeypox is only available and recommended for certain high-risk contacts. Talk to your provider if you have any questions about your health, including a new rash.

What is Monkeypox? Symptoms, Transmission, and Vaccination Questions Answered 

Monkeypox Vaccination Information

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