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Providing the latest updates on the monkeypox outbreak, including cases, vaccines, and prevention strategies.


Monkeypox is a viral disease. Right now, there’s an outbreak of monkeypox in the United States and here in Philadelphia. The virus is mostly spreading through skin-to-skin contact. A pregnant person can also pass monkeypox to a fetus.

Monkeypox isn't a sexually transmitted infection. Anyone who's exposed to monkeypox can get it — but some groups of Philadelphians are more likely to be exposed. The current outbreak of monkeypox has been found more often in men and transgender people who have sex with men and/or who have had multiple partners.

If you believe you've been exposed, or are at risk of exposure, call (215) 685-5488 to ask about vaccines.

To learn more about vaccines, visit our Vaccines page or What you need to know about monkeypox from Philly, Keep on Loving.


Acute Communicable Disease Program
1101 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Fax: (215) 238-6947