Monkeypox News Australia

Monkeypox (MPX) is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. The monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus which causes smallpox. It is a rare viral illness that can become serious. For most people, symptoms will clear up on their own after 2 to 4 weeks.

Since May 2022, there has been a global increase in MPX infections in multiple countries where the illness is not usually seen. MPX was first reported in Australia May 2022 associated with people who had recently travelled from Europe and the USA.

On 28 July 2022, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer declared monkeypox to be a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the MPX outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on 23 July 2022.

Monkeypox Forum With Dr Vincent Cornelisse

Notes from the Thorne Harbour Health Monkeypox forum with infectious disease expert Dr Vincent Cornelisse. This is the cutting edge news on MPX as well as some tips on how to enjoy sex in the middle of this epidemic.

How Is Monkeypox Transmitted

Understanding how Monkeypox is transmitted and passed from person to person is key in it’s prevention. This page covers the transmission routes of Monkeypox in both sexual and non sexual skin to skin contact and other routes.