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Cases of MPV have been detected in Washington state and King County. For up-to-date case numbers click here.

SYMPTOMS

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Followed by a rash and lesions
Contact your health care provider immediately if you have a similar rash.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE MPV 

  • Contact your healthcare provider immediately for an evaluation
    • Remind them that the MPV virus has been identified in this area
  • If you do not have a healthcare provider or cannot get an appointment, symptomatic patients can be evaluated at the Public Health – Seattle & King County Sexual Health Clinic at Harborview, open M/W/TH/F, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm and Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Avoid gatherings to decrease the risk of infection to others

HOW TO GET THE MPV  VACCINE

  • Contact your healthcare provider.
  • If you don’t have a provider or health insurance, you can contact Public Health’s Access and Outreach program, at 1-800-756-5437 to be connected to a medical provider.
  • The Sexual Health Clinic at Harborview is also vaccinating people who are eligible for vaccines. Contact Public Health’s Public Information Call Center at 206-477-3977 to check availability and eligibility.
  • A limited supply of monkeypox vaccine is available at Sea Mar Community Health Centers
  • Public Health is also facilitating community vaccination events by partnering with healthcare providers and community organizations to reach people at the highest risk.
  • King County’s vaccination page can be found here.

MYTH BUSTING

  • MPV is NOT an STI
  • MPV does not only affect the LGBTQ+ population, it is similar to chickenpox which can affect anyone