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Mpox in Alameda County

Here is the latest information on Mpox.

Mpox pronounced /m·pox/ is formerly known as Monkeypox. Mpox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with the Mpox virus. Mpox can cause fever, headache, body aches, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash. The rash typically begins as flat spots that turn into bumps that fill with fluid. Some people develop spots that look like pimples or blisters before having any other symptoms. The bumps eventually crust and fall off as they heal.

The Mpox virus is not new, but there is a recent significant increase in reported cases where Mpox is not commonly seen, including in the United States, California, and Alameda County.

While it’s good to stay alert about this new local epidemic, the current risk of Mpox for the general public is low. 

To learn about preventing infection, visit our FAQs webpage. If you are experiencing symptoms or were exposed to someone who is suspected or confirmed to have Mpox , contact your health care provider right away to be connected to testing, and vaccine or treatment. If you don’t have a health care provider, email monkeypox@acgov.org.

Signs & Symptoms

What to look for if exposed to Mpox

Isolation Guidance

Stay home if you test positive for or have symptoms of Mpox

State Guidance

CDPH guidance and resources on Mpox

Federal Guidance

CDC guidance on the national Mpox epidemic

Mpox Graphics

Visual examples of the Mpox rash

Have a Question about Mpox?

Contact us at 510-268-2101 for answers to your questions about Mpox, including how to access vaccine or treatment.