Mpox is a viral illness, with some symptoms similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, but it is clinically a less severe disease. It is a type of orthopoxvirus, which includes diseases such as smallpox and cowpox.
Currently Arizona is hosting mpox vaccination events for the most at-risk populations. Links to vaccine interest forms can be found on the right-hand side of this webpage, broken out by county.
Per the World Health Organization (WHO), the incubation period (the time frame from when an individual is exposed to the virus and infected, to their onset of symptoms) of mpox is typically 6 to 13 days, but it can range from 5 to 21 days. The infection can be divided into two periods:
The illness typically lasts for 2−4 weeks. Most patients with mpox fully recover from the virus without treatment.
If you have symptoms, including any unexplained rash: Please call your healthcare provider and inform them of your symptoms. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can find one at FindHelpPhx.org or call (602) 506-6767 for assistance.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Mpox Information
World Health Organization: Mpox (who.int)
For vaccination resources, please visit the links to the right.
For additional resources on what Mpox is, how it is transmitted, signs and symptoms, and organizational resources, please see the below toolkit.