Monkeypox (MPOX) Educational Materials

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Text COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311.

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FAQs, Flyers, Social Media, and other educational resources. 

FAQS

PRESENTATION

GENERAL

General MPOX Flyer

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Tailored General MPOX Flyer

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

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MPOX vs COVID-19

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Español (Spanish)

 

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Myths and Facts

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Español (Spanish)

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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Be Aware and Know the Signs

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Know the Signs of MPOX

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PREVENTION

Lower Your Risk 

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Intimate Contact

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EXPOSED OR SICK

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If You Are Sick

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For Clinicians: What To Do If You Suspect MPOX

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For Patients: What To Do If You Are Sick With MPOX

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SOCIAL MEDIA

MPOX Vaccine—social media deck

Vaccine-Appointments

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Suggested Messaging

Vaccine appointments and walk-ups are available Tuesday through Saturday at the Golden Hill Community Clubhouse.

For updates, text COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311. For resources, visit: SanDiegoCounty.gov/monkeypoxSD

Vaccine-Eligibility

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Suggested Messaging

MPOX vaccine is now available to the following groups:

  • Gay or bisexual men, or any men or transgender people who have sex with men or transgender people.
  • Persons of any gender or sexual orientation who engage in commercial and/or transactional sex (e.g., sex in exchange for money, shelter, food, or other goods or needs)
  • Persons living with HIV, especially persons with uncontrolled or advanced HIV disease.
  • Persons who had skin-to-skin or intimate contact with someone with suspected or confirmed monkeypox, including those who have not yet been confirmed by Public Health.

For updates, text COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311. For resources, visit: SanDiegoCounty.gov/monkeypoxSD

General MPOX—social media deck

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Suggested Messaging

MPOX is a viral disease that can make you sick. The virus is more often spread through close, skin-to-skin contact. If you think you have an MPOX-like rash and want to get tested, please contact your healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 2-1-1 San Diego for information.

For updates, text COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311. For resources, visit: SanDiegoCounty.gov/monkeypoxSD

Be Aware—social media deck

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Suggested Messaging

Be aware and know the signs to protect yourself and others. While MPX can infect anyone, many of the recent cases have occurred among persons self-identifying as men to what sex with men (MSM).

For updates, text COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311. For resources, visit: SanDiegoCounty.gov/monkeypoxSD

Know the Signs—social media deck

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Suggested Messaging

Within 1 to 3 days (sometimes longer) after the appearance of fever, a rash develops, often beginning on the face and then spreading to other parts of the body (like the extremities and genital areas). The incubation period (time from infection to symptoms) for MPOX is usually 7-14 days but can range from 5-21 days. The illness typically lasts for 2-4 weeks. If you think you have the MPOX rash and want to get tested, please contact your healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 2-1-1 San Diego for information.

For updates, text COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311. For resources, visit: SanDiegoCounty.gov/monkeypoxSD

If Sick—social media deck

If Sick

Suggested Messaging

MPOX is spread by direct physical contact with people or animals who have symptoms or contaminated clothing, bedding, towels, or other items. If you begin to show symptoms of infection, follow these recommendations.

For updates, text COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311. For resources, visit: SanDiegoCounty.gov/monkeypoxSD

If Exposed—social media deck

If Exposed

Suggested Messaging

MPOX is spread by direct physical contact with people or animals who have symptoms or contaminated clothing, bedding, towels, or other items. If you have been in contact with people or animals infected with MPOX, follow the recommendations below.

For updates, text COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311. For resources, visit: SanDiegoCounty.gov/monkeypoxSD

For more information, contact the Epidemiology Unit at (619) 692-8499 or send us an e-mail.