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.
A quick guide on how you can easily access your second Jynneos Monkeypox vaccine if you are able to visit Melbourne’s Collins Street.
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.
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.
Important Monkeypox signs and symptoms of infection. What to look out for if you are concerned you have had a monkey pox exposure.
Videos of what the Monkeypox rash looks like. What to look out for if you are concerned you have had a monkey pox exposure.
How to prevent monkeypox infection and reduce your risk
A guide on how to get your monkeypox vaccinaton in Victoria Australia