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.

2022 Outbreak Cases and Data

At this time, data suggest that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men make up the majority of cases in the current monkeypox outbreak. However, anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who has been in close, personal contact with someone who has monkeypox is at risk. Take steps to prevent getting monkeypox. If you have any symptoms of monkeypox, talk to a healthcare provider.

Patient Demographics and Select Behaviors
Multi-National Monkeypox Outbreak Technical Report

These reports provide timely updates regarding CDC’s ongoing response to the monkeypox outbreak.

Monkeypox Technical Reports