About Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus.  Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox.  Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal.  Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox.

See the links below for more information about Monkeypox, the U.S. outbreak, and available vaccines.

Monkeypox in the United States 2022

Monkeypox Vaccine Information