IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE MONKEYPOX
Contact your healthcare provider if you have a new, unexplained rash that you think may be monkeypox (see symptoms below).
If you do not have a regular provider, call 2-1-1 for assistance. In addition, people that have developed a rash can access services at Public Health's Sexual Health Clinic.
Current Situation in LA County
Public Health is continuing to investigate and conduct contact tracing. For any close contact, Public Health will monitor and coordinate post-exposure prevention for close contacts, as needed.
The risk of monkeypox in the general population remains very low based on the information available.
Symptoms usually start 5-21 days after exposure
Most people recover in 2-4 weeks
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