MPV (Monkeypox)

What is MPV? (PDF--English and Spanish)

MPV is a disease caused by a virus. MPV  is being reported this year in many countries that do not normally have MPV cases, including the United States. People who get MPV typically recover in 2-4 weeks, but MPV can cause severe illness.

More information: 

MPV in the United States (CDC)

MPV in Washington (Washington State Department of Health)

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MPV  is not COVID-19. This strain appears to be spreading through close skin-to-skin contact with another person. 

➡️ If you develop a rash that is concerning for MPV, please contact your healthcare provider. 

➡️ If you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with MPV, please contact Jefferson County Public Health at 360-385-9400

Symptoms of MPV typically include swollen lymph nodes and a rash that can appear anywhere on the body. Sometimes flu-like symptoms are reported as well. MPV is contagious to humans and animals from the start of symptoms until the rash has fully healed. For more information, visit: