Monkeypox Virus (MPV)


2022 U.S. Monkeypox (MPV) Outbreak

What You Need to Know

  • CDC is tracking an outbreak of monkeypox virus (MPV) that has spread across several countries that don’t normally report MPV, including the United States
  • MPV is spreading mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has MPV
  • You can take steps to prevent getting MPV and lower your risk during sex.
  • If you have any symptoms of MPV, talk to your healthcare provider right away, even if you don’t think you had contact with someone who has MPV
  • CDC is urging healthcare providers in the United States to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with MPV
  • Information about case rates in Illinois and the United States are available here: