MPX (monkeypox)

 

MPX (monkeypox)

MPX is a viral disease that can be passed from person to person, most often through close physical or sexual contact. Outside of very close contacts, the virus is not very contagious and the risk of the virus spreading widely remains low. While anyone can catch the virus, men who have sex with men and their sexual partners are at higher risk.

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MPX symptoms

Common MPX symptoms include a skin rash or other skin changes such as lesions - lumps or bumps that can turn into pimples, blisters or sores. Some people also get cold and flu symptoms, fever, swollen glands or muscle aches.If you have symptoms, stay home and contact a sexual health clinic, your local health care provider or ring Healthline on 0800 611 116.

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About MPX

Information on the MPX virus, cases in New Zealand, how MPX spreads, symptoms, testing and how to prevent the spread of MPX.

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Advice for people with MPX and close contacts

Information about self-isolating, support, and treatment for people with MPX and on what to do if you are a close contact.

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Information for clinicians

Information for clinicians including signs and symptoms, primary and sexual health care, and on further guidance.

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Infection prevention and control

Specific guidance for people who need to isolate, accommodation providers, venue providers and health practitioners.

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