Monkeypox ExposureNew Hanover County Public Health is working with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC to monitor the 2022 outbreak of mpox as it is a public health concern for all. As of August 22, there has been a confirmed case of mpox in New Hanover County.

Mpox, previously known as Monkeypox, is a rare disease that is spread through close physical contact, such as skin-to-skin contact or prolonged face-to-face contact with someone who has mpox. Symptoms can include a rash that can look like pimples or blisters as well as flu-like illness. Symptoms can be extremely painful but are rarely fatal.

Anyone can get mpox, so it is important for the community remain informed and know where to go for more information and resources.

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Examples of Monkeypox Exposure