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Monkeypox (hMPXV)

What to know about monkeypox (hMPXV)

Monkeypox (hMPXV) is a disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus, which is related to the smallpox virus. While generally less severe and contagious than smallpox, monkeypox can be an unpleasant and sometimes serious illness. Prior to 2022, monkeypox was not often seen in the United States, though it is routinely seen elsewhere in the world. The disease is spread primarily through close, prolonged, often skin-to-skin physical contact with people who have monkeypox symptoms including rash and lesions.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) World ​Health Organization (WHO)

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  • Anyone can be affected by monkeypox (hMPXV).
  • Most cases of monkeypox have been detected among gay or bisexual men or men who report having sex with other men.
  • Be aware of your health, don’t have intimate contact or sex with others if you have any symptoms of monkeypox, ask potential partners about illnesses or rashes, and consider limiting partners you engage in intimate contact or sex unless you are at least two weeks after your second vaccine.
  • If you get vaccinated against monkeypox, please know that the first dose only partially protects you, so until you complete the vaccination series (two doses) you still need to take other precautions to prevent getting monkeypox.
  • Monkeypox spreads primarily through close skin-to-skin contact. This may include sex, cuddling, massage and kissing.
  • Much less often, monkeypox could spread through contact with towels, clothing or other objects that have been in contact with monkeypox lesions.
  • Large respiratory droplets or oral fluids that might come from prolonged face-to-face contact could also transmit the virus, but it is uncommon.
  • Be aware of your health.
  • Don’t have intimate contact or sex with others if you have symptoms of monkeypox.
  • Ask potential partners about illnesses or rashes.
  • Consider limiting partners you engage in intimate contact or sex with until you have received two vaccinations against monkeypox.
  • Monkeypox may start with fever, achiness, or sore throat, but may also start with rash or sores.
  • The rash often looks like pimples or blisters at the start. It may be located on or near your genitals (penis, testicles, labia and vagina) or anus (butthole). It could also be on other areas such as your hands, feet, chest, face or mouth.
  • The rash will eventually get firmer and may be very painful.
  • If you're feeling sick and notice any new rashes - especially on the genitals or around the anus - avoid close skin-to-skin contact and talk to a health care provider (or call 211 if you don't have one).
  • Before the appointment, let your provider know that you think you might have monkeypox and cover any lesions you have. Ask your provider about monkeypox testing.
  • ​If you have symptoms that you think might be monkeypox, talk to your provider about testing.

Qué debemos saber sobre la viruela del mono

La viruela del mono (hMPXV) es una enfermedad provocada por una infección con el virus de la viruela del mono, que está relacionada con el virus de la viruela. Aunque generalmente es menos grave y contagiosa que la viruela, la viruela del mono puede ser una enfermedad desagradable y, a veces, grave. Antes de 2022, la viruela del mono no se veía con frecuencia en los Estados Unidos, aunque se presenta de forma habitual en otras partes del mundo. La enfermedad se propaga principalmente a través del contacto físico cercano, prolongado, a menudo de piel a piel, con personas que tienen síntomas de viruela del mono, que incluyen sarpullido y lesiones.

​C​DC​ Organización Mundial de la Salud (WHO)

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  • ​Cualquiera puede verse afectado por la viruela del mono (hMPXV).
  • La mayoría de los casos de viruela del simio se han detectado entre hombres homosexuales o bisexuales o entre hombres que informan haber tenido relaciones sexuales con otros hombres.
  • Sea consciente de su salud, no tenga contacto íntimo ni sexo con otras personas si tiene algún síntoma de viruela del mono, pregunte a las posibles parejas sobre enfermedades o erupciones cutáneas y considere limitar las parejas con las que tenga contacto íntimo o sexo a menos que tenga al menos dos semanas después de su segunda vacuna.
  • ​Si se vacuna contra la viruela del mono, tenga en cuenta que la primera dosis solo lo protege parcialmente, por lo que hasta que complete la serie de vacunas (dos dosis), aún debe tomar otras precauciones para evitar contraer la viruela del mono.
  • La viruela del mono se propaga principalmente a través del contacto cercano de piel con piel. Esto puede incluir sexo, caricias, masajes y besos.
  • Con menos frecuencia, la viruela del mono podría propagarse a través del contacto con toallas, ropa u otros objetos que hayan estado en contacto con las lesiones de la viruela del mono.
  • ​Las gotitas respiratorias grandes o los fluidos orales que pueden provenir del contacto cara a cara prolongado también pueden transmitir el virus, pero es poco común.
  • Sea consciente de su salud.
  • No tenga contacto íntimo ni sexo con otras personas si tiene síntomas de viruela del mono.
  • Pregunte a las posibles parejas sobre enfermedades o erupciones cutáneas.
  • ​Considere limitar las parejas con las que tenga contacto íntimo o sexo hasta que haya recibido dos vacunas contra la viruela del mono.
  • La viruela del mono puede comenzar con fiebre, dolor de garganta, pero también puede comenzar con sarpullido o llagas.
  • La erupción a menudo parece granos o ampollas al principio. Puede estar ubicado en o cerca de sus genitales (pene, testículos, labios y vagina) o ano. También podría estar en otras áreas como las manos, los pies, el pecho, la cara o la boca.
  • El sarpullido eventualmente se volverá más firme y puede ser muy doloroso.
  • Si te sientes mal y notas nuevas erupciones, especialmente en los genitales o alrededor del ano, evita el contacto directo de piel con piel y habla con un proveedor de atención médica (o llama al 211 si no tienes uno).
  • Antes de la cita, informe a su médico que cree que podría tener viruela del mono y cubra cualquier lesión que tenga. Pregúntele a su médico acerca de las pruebas de viruela del mono.
  • ​Si tiene síntomas que cree que son síntomas de la viruela del mono, hable con su proveedor de salud, incluso si no se encuentra en una categoría de alto riesgo. Podrías necesitar una prueba.

Situation in Oregon

Total cases: 204

Confirmed: 121

Presumptive: 83

CountyCase count
Clackamas 6
Columbia 2
Coos 1
Hood River​​
1
Lane 22
Marion 6
Multnomah 141
Union 1​
Washington 24​

​Updated 9/21/2022
updated every Wednesday​


Sexual orientation

Sexual orientationCase count
Bisexual 8
Gay 112
Queer 10
Same-gender or same-sex loving 9
Straight 7
Another response in a category not listed 1-5
I don't want to answer 1-5
​​Did not answer 38

Gender identity

Gender identity
Case count
Agender or No Gender 1-5
Man, boy 136
Non-binary 1-5
Questioning 1-5
Woman, girl 1-5
Another response in a category not listed 1-5
I don’t want to answer 1-5
​Did not answer 34

Transgender

TransgenderCase count
​No 142
​Yes 1-5
I don't want to answer 1-5
Did not answer 33

Updated 9/7/2022​​
updated the first Wednesday of the month​​


Gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity questions are choose all that ap​​ply. Individuals are counted in each category that they selected. Totals may be higher than the total number of cases.

Case c​ounts of 1-5 are suppressed and published as 1-5. Case counts of greater than 5 are published as the number. Categories with no cases are published as zero.

Learn more about REALD and SOGI data

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American Indian and Alaska Native

American Indian and Alaska Native Case count
American Indian 1-5
Alaska Native 0
Canadian Inuit, Metis, or First Nation 0
Indigenous Mexican, Central American, or South American 1-5

Asian

Asian Case count
Asian Indian 0
Cambodian 0
Chinese 1-5
Laotian 0
Filipino/a 0
Hmong 0
Japanese 1-5
Korean 0
Communities of Myanmar 0
South Asian 0
Vietnamese 0
Other Asian 1-5

Black and African American

Black and African American Case count
African American 8
Afro-Caribbean 0
Ethiopian 0
Somali 0
Other African (Black) 1-5
Other Black 1-5

Hispanic and Latino/a/x/e

Hispanic and Latino/a/x/e Case count
Central ​American 1-5
Mexican 17
South American 1-5
Other Hispanic or Latino/a/x/e 16

Middle Eastern/North African

Middle Eastern/North African Case count
Middle Eastern 1-5
North African 8

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Case count
CHamoru (Chamorro) 0
Marshallese 0
Communities of the Micronesian Region 0
Native Hawaiian 0
Samoan 0
Other Pacific Islander 1-5

White

White Case count
Eastern European 7
Slavic 1-5
Western European 48
Other White 70

Other, Unknown, Declined

Other, Unknown, Declined Case count
Another category not listed 6
Don't know 1-5
Don't want to answer 1-5
Did not answer 11

Updated 9/7/2022​​
updated the first Wednesday of the month​​


Gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity questions are choose all that ap​​ply. Individuals are counted in each category that they selected. Totals may be higher than the total number of cases.

Case c​ounts of 1-5 are suppressed and published as 1-5. Case counts of greater than 5 are published as the number. Categories with no cases are published as zero.

Learn more about REALD and SOGI data

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