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Mpox (Monkeypox) in Wisconsin

Mpox is a rare but potentially serious disease that is caused by the mpox virus. Mpox virus is from the same family of viruses as the smallpox virus. Mpox virus is usually found in Central and West Africa and normally does not spread in the United States. However, occasional outbreaks of mpox can occur in the United States.

The Department of Health Services has adopted "mpox" as the term used to refer to monkeypox disease in support of the November 28, 2022, recommendation by the World Health Organization and U.S. Health and Human Services.


Find general information and resources on mpox.

Check out this page if you are a health care provider.


Learn more about mpox vaccination.

Learn more about mpox cases and vaccine administration in Wisconsin


See a collection of fact sheets and social media graphics on mpox.

Questions about mpox? Contact us! Phone: 608-267-9003 | Fax: 608-261-497

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Last revised December 2, 2022