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Mpox Resurgence: What You Should Know

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The CDC recently estimated a 35% likelihood of an mpox resurgence this year, based on national vaccination rates. But on Friday, May 5, the Chicago-based LGBT healthcare provider Howard Brown Health announced that seven cases of mpox had been diagnosed at their clinics since mid-April.

It’s too soon to declare a new public health emergency, but if you are at risk for mpox and have not been fully vaccinated, now is the time to do so. The best way to stop the spread of the virus is to receive both doses of the mpox vaccine. The Los Angeles County Department of Health is offering the mpox vaccine on an ongoing basis through these sites. The Los Angeles LGBT Center will be giving vaccine to our patients on an ongoing basis. Current patients can schedule a vaccination visit Mon.–Fri., 8–6 p.m. We will also be working with the Department of Health to offer the mpox vaccine at our Center South location on the second and fourth Friday of every month, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Schedule an appointment at

What is mpox?

Mpox, formerly known as the human monkeypox virus, is an infectious disease that can occur in humans and some animals.

How is it spread?
What are its symptoms?
How do I know if I have mpox? What should I do if I think I have it?
What happens once you’re diagnosed with mpox?
Is mpox an STI?
How can I prevent myself from contracting mpox?
Who is eligible for an mpox vaccine?
If I’ve already been vaccinated, will I need an mpox booster?
Can I get mpox again if I already had it/have been vaccinated?
Why are we calling it mpox and not monkeypox?
Is mpox going to have a resurgence?
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