Monkeypox

Last updated June 24, 2022

The overall risk to the public from monkeypox is low. At this time, one probable case of monkeypox has been reported in Santa Clara County in an individual who recently travelled internationally.

What is Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with monkeypox virus. If you are worried you have symptoms of monkeypox, such as characteristic rashes or lesions, contact your doctor right away. Learn more about monkeypox.


Cases of Monkeypox in Other Parts of the Country

Information from the CDC and the State of California:

Monitoring for Monkeypox in Santa Clara County

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department monitors for occurrence of any unusual disease in partnership with local medical providers and laboratories, who are required to report certain diseases and conditions to Public Health. The Public Health Department is working with local medical providers to increase their awareness of the symptoms of monkeypox, how to prevent transmission, and appropriate reporting to state and local health authorities. At this time, one probable case of monkeypox has been reported in Santa Clara County in an individual who recently travelled internationally. The risk to the public is low.

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