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.

Social Media Toolkit

The following resources developed to support mpox recommendations can be downloaded or printed. The social media messages can be used for Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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Social Media Content

Click an image to download it. The copy samples can be used for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram posts. Keep in mind that URLs do not become active links when used on Instagram. To direct Instagram users to an external website, add the link to your bio and let your followers know to click the link in your bio for more information.

Signs and Symptoms of Mpox

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#mpox can cause a painful, itchy rash on various parts of the body that looks like sores or blisters. Common symptoms include fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches and backache, exhaustion, headache, and respiratory symptoms. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3D48eRT

An illustration of people experiencing symptoms of mpox.

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#DYK? People with #mpox may experience all or only a few symptoms. Mpox illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks. If you have a new or unexplained rash or other symptoms, contact a healthcare provider to get checked out. https://bit.ly/3D48eRT

Mpox is a Serious Disease

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#mpox is a serious disease. It can be painful, and people can be contagious for weeks. Protect yourself and your community by learning how to prevent mpox: https://bit.ly/3RBuRSk

4 Things You Can Do If You Are Exposed to Mpox

Four things to do if exposed graphic. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/mpox

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If you were exposed to #mpox, talk to a healthcare provider about the mpox vaccine and monitor your health for symptoms. If you develop a rash, avoid close contact, including sex with anyone until you see a healthcare provider. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3RRSSnH

Facts About JYNNEOS Intradermal Vaccination

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Intradermal administration of the JYNNEOS vaccine allows providers to administer up to five separate doses from a single vial. This method will help us protect more people from getting #mpox with our existing supply of vaccines. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3L3lSqz

Planning to Attend a Festival or an Event?

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#mpox can spread through close, sustained physical contact. Consider how much skin-to-skin contact is likely to occur at any event you plan to attend. Here’s how you can protect yourself and others before, during, and after an event: https://bit.ly/3AKvJg1

¿Planea asistir a un festival o evento?

La viruela símica o del mono puede propagarse a través del contacto físico cercano y continuo. Considera cuánto contacto cercano de piel a piel es probable que ocurra en el evento al que piensas ir. Mira aquí cómo te puedes proteger a ti y a los demás: https://bit.ly/3eivjpx

Visual Examples of Mpox Rash

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#mpox can cause a rash that may look like pimples or blisters, sometimes with respiratory symptoms. Learn what to do if you have a new or unexplained rash or other symptoms: https://bit.ly/3ArxzSO.

Ejemplos visuales de sarpullido por viruela símica o del mono

La viruela símica o del mono puede causar un sarpullido que puede verse como granos o ampollas, a veces con síntomas respiratorios. Infórmate sobre qué hacer si tienes un sarpullido o síntomas nuevos o sin causa aparente: https://bit.ly/3S0ZCzM

Do's and Don'ts to Prevent Getting Mpox

Steps to prevent mpox

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Steps to prevent #mpox:

🚫 Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like mpox.

🚫 Do not handle or touch bedding, towels, or clothing of a person with mpox.

✔️ Wash hands often.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3HpRDbh

Sigue estos pasos para evitar la viruela símica o del mono

Qué hacer y no hacer para prevenir contraer la viruela símica o del mono

Cómo prevenir la #viruela símica o del mono

🚫 Evita el contacto de piel a piel con alguien que tenga un sarpullido similar al de la viruela del mono.

🚫 No toques la ropa de cama, toallas o ropa de alguien con viruela del mono.

✔️ Lávate las manos a menudo.

https://bit.ly/3Ljrehk

Take These Steps to Prevent Getting Mpox

Steps to prevent getting monkeypox. Illustration shows handwashing

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#mpox can spread to anyone through close, personal contact. Avoid skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like mpox.

Learn other steps you can take to prevent mpox: https://bit.ly/3ANQvg5

Toma medidas para prevenir contraer la viruela símica o del mono

Tome estas medidas para prevenir contraer la viruela símica o del mono

La viruela símica o del mono puede propagarse a cualquier persona por el contacto cercano personal. Evita el contacto de piel a piel con alguien que tenga un sarpullido similar al de la viruela del mono. Averigua qué más puedes hacer para prevenirla: https://bit.ly/3Ljrehk

What You Need to Know about Mpox If You Are a Teen or Young Adult

What you need to know about mpoxif you are a teen or young adult.

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Teens and young adults: Learn about #mpox, and what to do if you think you might have it. https://bit.ly/3KlFmpI

Prevent Stigma

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Regardless of race, gender identity, or sexual orientation, anyone who has been in close, personal contact with someone who has #mpox is at risk. You can reduce your risk by following recommended prevention steps. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3RBuRSk

5 Things Sexually Active People Need to Know about Mpox

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Watch this video to learn five things sexually active people need to know about #mpox. https://bit.ly/3PSsSY3