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MONKEYPOX: GET THE FACTS

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VIVENT HEALTH RESPONSE TO MONKEYPOX

Vivent Health prioritizes the health and wellbeing of our patients, clients, staff and the public. All of our clinic locations are open and here to meet your needs.  Please call 1-800-359-9272 to schedule an appointment, get more information, or  learn about service options. You may also request an appointment online.

MONKEYPOX FAQ

  • What is MONKEYPOX?

    A rare but potentially serious viral illness.

  • Who's at risk for getting MONKEYPOX?

    Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has monkeypox.

  • How does MONKEYPOX spread?

    • Skin to skin contact including sex with a person who has monkeypox.
    • Touching fabrics, objects (such as bedding and sex toys) or surfaces that have been used by someone with monkeypox.
  • What are steps to prevent getting MONKEYPOX?

    How to protect yourself and others

    Avoid direct contact with skin rashes, sores, or scabs/lesions on a person with confirmed or probable monkeypox virus, including intimate or sexual contact. Similar to COVID-19, you should reduce exposure risk by:

    • Avoid sharing objects such as eating utensils, cups, or fabrics (e.g. clothing, bedding, or towels).
    • Avoid contact with respiratory secretions, through kissing and other face-to-face contact.
    • Wear a mask when in close contact (less than 6 feet) to someone with monkeypox
    • Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitizer often.
  • What to do if you're experiencing symptoms?

    Schedule an appointment with your Vivent Health doctor by calling 1-800-359-9272 or requesting an appointment. Avoid sex or being intimate with anyone until you have been checked out.

  • How long do MONKEYPOX symptoms last?

    • Monkeypox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. If someone has flu-like symptoms, they will usually develop a rash 1-4 days later.
    • Monkeypox can be spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of skin has formed. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.

What does MONKEYPOX look like?

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What are the symptoms of MONKEYPOX?

Where can I find out more information about MONKEYPOX?

The Centers for Diseases Control will have more information. https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html