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What you should know about
Monkeypox

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Residents can call the Public Health Call Center for more information on monkeypox, including general information, testing, treatment, and vaccines: (833) 540-0473
Open 7 days a week 8am – 8:30pm

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IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE MONKEYPOX

Contact your healthcare provider if you have a new, unexplained rash that you think may be monkeypox (see symptoms below).

If you do not have a regular provider, call 2-1-1 for assistance. In addition, people that have developed a rash can access services at Public Health's Sexual Health Clinic.

See What should I do if I think I have monkeypox for more details.

Current Situation in LA County

Public Health is continuing to investigate and conduct contact tracing. For any close contact, Public Health will monitor and coordinate post-exposure prevention for close contacts, as needed.

The risk of monkeypox in the general population remains very low based on the information available.

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About Monkeypox

Key symptom: Rash

Rash, bumps, or blisters

The rash may:

  • Look like bumps, pimples, blisters, sores, or scabs
  • Be anywhere on the body including on the genitals, anus, mouth, hands, and face.
  • Be in just one area or may spread over the body.
  • Be itchy, or painful (especially if the rash is inside the mouth or anus).

Other symptoms: Flu-like symptoms

Fever / chills

Exhaustion, muscle aches, and headache

Swollen lymph nodes

  • Flu-like symptoms can appear 1-4 days before the rash starts or after the rash starts.
  • Not everyone will get these symptoms.

Symptoms usually start 5-21 days after exposure
Most people recover in 2-4 weeks

What is monkeypox? What should I do if I think I have monkeypox? How does it spread? What does it look like? How can I prevent monkeypox? How do you test for monkeypox? How is monkeypox treated?

Click here for more frequently asked questions about monkeypox.

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