Current Situation in LA County

2024 case transmission is significantly higher than in 2023. It is important to complete the two-dose series of JYNNEOS the Mpox vaccine to protect yourself against the virus. In addition, there is potentially a more severe strain of Mpox (clade 1) identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo which poses an increased threat to our community. Schedule a Mpox vaccine near you at MYTURN.CA.GOV.

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IIf you suspect you may be experiencing symptoms of Mpox, it's crucial to seek guidance from your healthcare provider promptly.

Contact Your Healthcare Provider or 211:
  • Call your doctor's office or hospital ahead of your visit to inform them of your concerns regarding Mpox.
  • If you do not have a regular provider, call 2-1-1 for assistance. In addition, people who have developed a rash can access services at Public Health's Sexual Health Clinic.
Protective Measures:
  • Cover all areas of the rash with clothing, gloves, or bandages, and wear a mask to minimize the risk of spreading the virus.
Disclosure of Contact:
  • Let your healthcare provider know if you've had close contact with someone who either has suspected or confirmed Mpox.
Avoiding Rash Aggravation:
  • Avoid touching or scratching the rash, as doing so can make it spread and can increase the risk of it getting infected with bacteria on your skin.

Symptoms usually start 5-21 days after exposure
Most people recover in 2-4 weeks

Key symptom: Rash

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Rash, bumps, or blisters

The rash may:

  • Look like bumps, pimples, blisters, sores, or scabs
  • Be anywhere on the body including on the genitals, anus, mouth, hands, and face.
  • Be in just one area or may spread over the body.
  • Be itchy, or painful (especially if the rash is inside the mouth or anus).



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Fever / chills

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Exhaustion, muscle aches, and headache

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Swollen lymph nodes

  • Flu-like symptoms can appear 1-4 days before the rash starts or after the rash starts.
  • Not everyone will get all of these symptoms.

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