2022 U.S. Mpox Outbreak

We are currently monitoring this evolving outbreak and are working with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure we stay up-to-date on any developments as they occur. For more information about symptoms of mpox and what people should know please view the information below and visit the CDC Mpox website.

Anyone can get mpox but many of the cases identified in the current outbreak have been in men who have sex with men, thanks in part to the vigilance of those who sought testing when concerns arose leading to the recognition that mpox was spreading in the U.S. The disease is accompanied by a rash, which may look like pimples or blisters, often with an earlier flu-like illness. The rash starts flat then becomes bumpy and fluid-filled before scabbing over and resolving. This happens over a period of 2 to 4 weeks. Rashes may be all over the body, including the palms, feet, and head, or located only on specific body parts such as the genitals or around the buttocks.

For an updated case count and metrics on mpox in North Carolina and the U.S. visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.