Monkeypox

For up-to-date information on Monkeypox including U.S. maps and case counts, signs/symptoms, spread, prevention, treatment, and more, go to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  1. Monkeypox
  2. Transmission
  3. Risk
  4. Prevention

What is Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a viral infection that typically causes a mild illness with symptoms including fever, body aches, swelling of the lymph nodes, as well as a rash (sometimes called lesions) that look like chickenpox or syphilis. The rash can be painful and may start on the pubic area, genitals, or around the anus. More information including pictures can be found here.

Contact Us

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Phone

610-278-5117

After Hours

610-275-1222

Email

MCOPHMPX@montcopa.org

See if you are eligible for Monkeypox vaccine

Inquiry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I have been exposed to Monkeypox?

People who have been exposed to Monkeypox should contact a healthcare provider to talk about exposure, testing, and vaccine. People can also contact the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) at 610-278-5117 or MCOPHMPX@montcopa.org for assistance. 

What do I do if I think I am infected with Monkeypox?

People who are having symptoms should contact a healthcare provider to get tested for Monkeypox. To learn more about nearby healthcare providers who offer testing, visit Montgomery County Monkeypox Testing Providers Map

For additional help getting tested, contact MCOPH at 610-278-5117 or MCOPHMPX@montcopa.org.

How do I get vaccinated for Monkeypox?

MCOPH is currently offering free Monkeypox vaccine by appointment only for people who meet one of the following criteria:

  • People who are a close contact with someone who has monkeypox
  • People who may be high risk or more likely to get monkeypox  

If you think you qualify for the monkeypox vaccine please complete MCOPH’s online monkeypox vaccine qualification form.  The online form will help you find out if you qualify for the monkeypox vaccine. For people who complete the online form and qualify for monkeypox vaccine, an MCOPH staff member will contact you to make a vaccine appointment. 

Can Monkeypox be treated? 

Tecovirimat (TPOXX) is an antiviral drug that is currently under Expanded Access to Investigational Drug Application through the CDC for the treatment of Monkeypox. TPOXX should be considered for people infected with Monkeypox who have a weakened immune system or are at high risk for severe disease. People seeking treatment should contact their healthcare provider. 

Healthcare providers should contact MCOPH at 610-278-5117 to request TPOXX. 

Where can I find more information?

Monkeypox Town Hall Recording (8/31/2022)

Pennsylvania Department of Health Monkeypox Webpage

Johns Hopkins Medicine- Monkeypox

Isolation Guidance for People with Monkeypox 

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection for Monkeypox at Home

Monkeypox and Safer Sex (cdc.gov)

Infographics

Testing (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Testing

Isolation (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Isolation

Vaccine (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Vaccine

Prevention (8.5x11)

Monkeypox Prevention