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: 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.
CDC recommends vaccination against mpox if:
- You had known or suspected exposure to someone with mpox
- You had a sex partner in the past 2 weeks who was diagnosed with mpox
- You are a gay, bisexual, or other man who has sex with men or a transgender, nonbinary, or gender-diverse person who in the past 6 months has had any of the following:
- A new diagnosis of one or more sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis)
- More than one sex partner
- You have had any of the following in the past 6 months:
- Sex at a commercial sex venue (like a sex club or bathhouse)
- Sex related to a large commercial event or in a geographic area (city or county for example) where mpox virus transmission is occurring
- You have a sex partner with any of the above risks
- You anticipate experiencing any of the above scenarios
- You have HIV or other causes of immune suppression and have had recent or anticipate future risk of mpox exposure from any of the above scenarios
- You work in settings where you may be exposed to mpox:
- You work with orthopoxviruses in a laboratory
- You are part of an orthopoxvirus and health care worker response team
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 mpox vaccine feedback survey.
Last Updated: 4/17/2023
DuPage County Mpox Case Summary as of March 29, 2023
Effective January 25, 2023, DCHD will suspend monthly updates on mpox unless new case/contact activity is reported.
|Total = 27||27 male (100%)|
(range: <1 year - 48 years)
|16 White (59.3%),|
7 Black/African American (25.9%),
1 Two or More Races (3.7%)
| 20 Non-Hispanic or Latino (74.1%), |
7 Hispanic or Latino (25.9%)
|HIV status:||Specimen collection date range:||Antiviral Treatment |
|Hospitalization status: |
|8 positive (29.6%),|
8 negative (29.6%),
11 unknown (40.7%)
|6/7/2022 - 1/24/2023||6 (22.2%) ||3 (11.1%)|