Mpox Information and Resources
Mpox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks. Know the symptoms of mpox and when to contact a healthcare professional.
- CDC: Mpox
- CDC: How to Protect Yourself from Mpox
- CDC: Mpox and HIV
- CDC: Safer Sex, Social Gatherings, and Mpox
- IDPH: Mpox
DuPage County Health Department has received doses of the JYNNEOS mpox vaccine and is distributing vaccine to healthcare providers and administering vaccine to eligible individuals. Healthcare providers are able to request the vaccine for their patients through DCHD.
Get the vaccine if you
- Are gay, bisexual, or other same-gender loving man who has sex with men or are transgender, gender non-binary, or gender-diverse.
- Have had sexual or intimate contact with someone who may have mpox. Get vaccinated as soon as possible after exposure, regardless of your sexual or gender identity.
AND if you, in the last 6 months, have had or expect to have
- One or more sexually transmitted infections
- A weakened immune system because of another illness, like HIV
- Sexual or intimate contact with a person who is at risk of mpox
- Anonymous sexual or intimate contact, or more than one sexual partner
Get both doses of the vaccine unless
- You had a severe allergic reaction (such as anaphylaxis) after getting your first dose of the JYNNEOS vaccine
Eligible individuals can schedule a mpox vaccination appointment with DCHD by calling 630-682-7400.
If you have received a mpox vaccine through DCHD, please fill out this clinic survey.
Last Updated: 9/7/2023
DuPage County Mpox Case Summary as of August 31, 2023
Effective January 25, 2023, DCHD will suspend monthly updates on mpox unless new case/contact activity is reported.
|Total = 29||29 male (100%)|
(range: <1 year - 48 years)
|18 White (62.1%),|
7 Black/African American (24.1%),
1 Two or More Races (3.4%)
| 22 Non-Hispanic or Latino (75.9%), |
7 Hispanic or Latino (24.1%)
|HIV status:||Specimen collection date range:||Antiviral Treatment |
|Hospitalization status: |
|9 positive (31.0%),|
9 negative (31.0%),
11 unknown (38.0%)
|6/7/2022 - 8/2/2023||6 (20.7%) ||3 (10.3%)|