Cases in Kansas

The risk of Mpox spreading in Kansas remains low at this time. Find the number of Mpox case counts on the Reportable Infectious Disease Statistics Dashboard

Vaccines in Kansas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend widespread vaccination at this time; however, vaccination may be recommended for people who may be at higher risk. Some county health departments and health care providers in Kansas have vaccine available. Find an mpox vaccine provider.

Learn More About Mpox

  1. Background
  2. Symptoms
  3. Prevention
  4. Treatment

What is Mpox?

Mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, is a rare disease from the smallpox virus family. Symptoms are similar to but milder than smallpox. Mpox is rarely fatal; however, symptoms can be painful and can leave permanent scarring. The following populations are most susceptible to serious illness from mpox:

  • People with weakened immune systems
  • Children under 8 years
  • People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • People with a history of eczema

Learn steps you can take to prevent mpox. If someone in your household is sick they should isolate at home. If they have an active rash or other symptoms, they should be in a separate room away from people and pets when possible.