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.

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Mpox Signs and Symptoms

Mpox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks. Know the symptoms of mpox and when to contact a healthcare professional.

Learn about Signs & Symptoms
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