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Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Although rare, cases have been reported throughout the state, including LA County. Antelope Valley Medical Center has put together this informational page to better equip the AV community with the information and resources they need to help prevent the spread of this virus.

While it is good to stay up to date and alert on new virus’ that affect public health, the current risk of Monkeypox for the general public is low.

Frequently Asked Questions

The County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to educate the public of common questions and concerns surrounding Monkeypox. A few key takeaways, is Monkeypox does not spread easily from person to person, and there is currently no specific treatment approved for the Monkeypox virus infection. To learn more, click here to access the FAQ.

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How to get Tested for Monkeypox

There are no specific approved treatments for monkeypox infections. However, medication, such as antivirals, may be used to ease the symptoms of illness. In some cases, vaccine can be given to prevent the disease after exposure to the monkeypox virus. (source: Los Angeles Department of Public Health)

If you suspect you may have Monkeypox and wish to get tested, you may:

1 . Contact your healthcare provider.

2. Call 2-1-1 (if you do not have a healthcare provider or health insurance)

3. Visit a Public Health Sexual Health Clinic.