Visit the CDC website for the most updated information about monkeypox.
Signs & Symptoms
- new, unexplained rash that develops into hard, round, fluid or pus-filled skin lesions
- swollen lymph nodes
- muscle aches
How It Spreads
- Direct skin-to-skin contact with monkeypox rash, scabs, or body fluids from a person with monkeypox
- Touching objects, fabrics (clothing, bedding, or towels) and surfaces that have been used by someone with monkeypox and have not been disinfected
- Avoid skin-to-skin contact (sex, hugging, cuddling, massages, etc.) with people who have a rash that looks like monkeypox
- Do not touch the rash/blisters/pimples or scabs of someone with monkeypox
- Avoid contact with objects & materials (bedding, towels, clothing, utensils, cups, sex toys, toothbrushes) that a person with monkeypox has used
- The Appleton Health Department has the orthopox vaccine (Jynneos). At this time, vaccinations are limited to only those at high risk.