There are currently 139 known cases of Monkeypox in King County.

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 MONKEYPOX

  • Contact your healthcare provider immediately for an evaluation
    • Remind them that the monkeypox 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 MONKEYPOX VACCINE

  • King County initially got 710 courses of the monkeypox vaccine; the national supply of vaccines for monkeypox is currently limited, although more are expected later in the summer
  • Those with close contact with someone who has monkeypox and those at high or intermediate risk of exposure can get vaccinated

MYTH BUSTING

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