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What is MPV? (PDF--English and Spanish)
MPV is a disease caused by a virus. MPV is being reported this year in many countries that do not normally have MPV cases, including the United States. People who get MPV typically recover in 2-4 weeks, but MPV can cause severe illness.
MPV in the United States (CDC)
MPV in Washington (Washington State Department of Health)
MPV is not COVID-19. This strain appears to be spreading through close skin-to-skin contact with another person.
➡️ If you develop a rash that is concerning for MPV, please contact your healthcare provider.
➡️ If you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with MPV, please contact Jefferson County Public Health at 360-385-9400.
Symptoms of MPV typically include swollen lymph nodes and a rash that can appear anywhere on the body. Sometimes flu-like symptoms are reported as well. MPV is contagious to humans and animals from the start of symptoms until the rash has fully healed. For more information, visit: https://doh.wa.gov/public-health-healthcare-providers/notifiable-conditions/rare-disease-public-health-significance/monkeypox