Mpox Information & Resources

Monroe County is updating webpages with the term "mpox" to reduce stigma and other issues associated with prior terminology. This change is aligned with the recent World Health Organization decision.

Information for Providers

  • Healthcare providers are urged to be on alert for patients who have symptoms consistent with mpox, regardless  of gender, sexual orientation, travel or other risk factors
  • Clinicians should report all cases involving high clinical suspicion for mpox, along with an epidemiological link that warrants contact tracing, to MCDPH. Call (585)753-5555, press 3 and select "All Other Communicable Diseases."
  • Clinicians should not report cases with low clinical suspicion for mpox.
  • Providers should instruct all patients tested for mpox to isolate until receiving a negative result.

NYSDOH Monkeypox Provider Update (August 4, 2022)

CDC Case Definitions for Use in the 2022 Monkeypox Response

NYSDOH Monkeypox for Healthcare Providers

NYSDOH Guidance for Emergency Medical Services

CDC What Healthcare Professionals Should Know

CDC Information for Healthcare Providers

CDC Clinician FAQs

Information for the General Public

UR Medicine: Making Sense of Monkeypox -- What You Need to Know

RRH: What to Know About Monkeypox

NYSDOH General Information About Monkeypox

Frequently Asked Questions About Monkeypox

What all New Yorkers Should Know About Monkeypox

Vaccine Information

Monroe County Monkeypox Vaccination