Mpox (Monkeypox)

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McLennan County Cases

Total Cases:

12

 Age Range:

Gender: 

18-29 years

2 Male  11

 30-39 years

8 Female 

 40-49 years

1

Last updated 10/14/2022

Will update if notified of new cases

50-59 years


Information on Mpox (Monkeypox)

What is Mpox (Monkeypox)?

Mpox (Monkeypox) is a rare disease caused by infection with the Mpox (Monkeypox) virus which is part of the same family of viruses that causes smallpox. The symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and it is rarely fatal. Mpox (Monkeypox) is not related to chickenpox.

Mpox (Monkeypox) Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion
  • A rash that looks like pimple or blisters on your face, hands, or feet

Rash similar to pimples or blisters on hands, face, and feet

How long do symptoms last?

The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.

How does it spread?

  • Direct contact with the rash, scabs, or body fluids
  • Transfer of saliva or mucus during face-to-face contact or during intimate physical contact
  • Touching items that previously touched the rash or body fluids
  • Pregnant people can spread the virus to their fetus through the placenta

How do I protect myself from getting Mpox (Monkeypox)?

  • Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like Mpox (Monkeypox)
  • Do not touch the rash or scabs of a person with Mpox (Monkeypox)
  • Do not kiss, hug, cuddle or have sex with someone with Mpox (Monkeypox)
  • Do not share eating utensils or cups with a person with Mpox (Monkeypox)
  • Do not handle or touch the bedding, towels, or clothing of a person with Mpox (Monkyepox)
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

If you are sick with Mpox (Monkeypox):

  • Contact your health provider to determine testing
  • Isolate at home
  • If you have an active rash or other symptoms, stay in a separate room or area away from people or pets you live with, when possible

Mpox (Monkeypox) Vaccine

The Health District has a limited supply of the Mpox (Monkeypox) vaccine available by appointment only. To schedule your appointment, visit: Mpox (Monkeypox) Vaccine Registration

If you feel you are at risk for Mpox (Monkeypox) or need help registering for an appointment, call (254)750-5485