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For Emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
For Non-emergent health issues, please contact your local health provider or hospital.
Monkeypox is a rare disease.
Monkeypox does not spread easily between people.
The best way to protect yourself from monkeypox is to avoid skin-to-skin contact with anyone who has a rash that looks like monkeypox.
If you know that a friend or family member has been diagnosed with monkeypox:
If you are sexually active, talk to your partner about any recent illnesses. Be aware of any new or unexplained rashes on your body or your partner’s body, including the genitals and butt. If you or your partner have recently been sick, currently have symptoms of monkeypox, or have a new or unexplained rash, do not kiss, cuddle, hug, touch each other’s genitals, or have oral, vaginal, or anal sex.
If you have a new or unexplained rash or other symptoms of monkeypox, see a healthcare
provider or your school health clinic. You can also visit a public health clinic.
A public health clinic can be a good option if you don’t have a regular doctor or
insurance. Let the doctor or nurse know you are worried about monkeypox.
If you think you have monkeypox, cover all parts of the rash with clothing, gloves, or bandages, and wear a mask. Remember to:
If you have questions and feel comfortable, talk to a parent or other trusted adult.
It’s important to talk honestly with a healthcare provider about any concerns you may have about monkeypox, especially if you know you spent time with someone who had monkeypox. You can request time alone with a healthcare provider at your next visit to discuss your concerns in private.
Information provided by the Department of Health & Human Services, USA