Anyone can get Mpox.
The data currently shows transmission is higher among people in close social networks. People with Mpox in the current outbreak generally report having close, sustained physical contact with other people who have monkeypox.
Mpox is a rare disease caused by infection with the Mpox virus. Mpox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Mpox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and Mpox is rarely fatal. Mpox is not related to chickenpox.
For more information on the statewide response, visit the MT DPHHS website.
For more information on the national response, visit the CDC’s website.
Frequently Asked Questions
5 Things Sexually Active People Need to Know About Mpox – CDC
What is Mpox? Symptoms, Transmission, and Vaccination – UC Davis
Information For Providers:
Need to report a confirmed or suspect case of Mpox?
- Please call 406.582.3100.
- If you need to reach the Gallatin City-County Health Dept after hours to report an urgent public health matter:
- Call the Gallatin County Sheriff’s office at 406.582.2100, ext. 2
- Protocol for the Investigation of Mpox Cases in Montana – 8.3.2022
- Update for Clinicians on Testing and Treatment for Mpox and an Update for Clinicians on Mpox in People with HIV, Children and Adolescents, and People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding – 8.1.2022
- Mpox Updates for the State of Montana – 7.19.2022