Monkeypox

2022 U.S. Monkeypox Cases

6 images of lesions to help identify monkeypox rash

Photo credit: UK Health Security Agency

  • CDC is tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been reported in several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States.
  • CDC is urging healthcare providers in the U.S. to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox.
  • CDC is working with state and local health officials to identify people who may have been in contact with individuals who have tested positive for monkeypox, so they can monitor their health.
  • Monkeypox is rare and does not spread easily between people without close contact. The threat of monkeypox to the general U.S. population remains LOW.  

2022 U.S. Outbreak
Signs and Symptoms