CDC is updating webpages with the term "mpox" to reduce stigma and other issues associated with prior terminology. This change is aligned with the recent World Health Organization decision.

If You Are Sick

If You Are Sick with Monkeypox

Monkeypox typically lasts 2-4 weeks. Learn what you can do to take care of yourself as you recover, including managing symptoms and rash relief.

What to Do If You Are Sick
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Help Prevent the Spread

If you are sick with monkeypox or think you might have monkeypox, know what you can do to prevent the spread to others.