Mpox is a rare contagious disease caused by the mpox virus. Most people have mild illness and recover without treatment. Mpox symptoms include a rash, fever, chills, headache, muscle and back aches and swollen lymph nodes. Mpox is rarely fatal. Anyone who believes they are ill with mpox should contact their doctor.
Learn more about mpox vaccination by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Mpox Vaccination Basics webpage.
Individuals who are at increased risk of exposure to mpox are encouraged to learn more about how the disease is spread, symptoms of the disease and how to prevent contracting it by visiting the CDC and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) websites.
Anyone who has questions about mpox or would like to schedule a vaccine appointment may call 703-777-0236 or email the Health Department.