Learn about the signs and symptoms of monkeypox, and find out how to protect yourself and others.
Monkeypox is a virus that presents most notably with sores and small open wounds, and is spread through close physical contact.
Monkeypox can spread through close or intimate contact, including direct contact with sores, bumps or lesions of someone who has monkeypox, or through sex, kissing or other forms of close physical contact. Monkeypox can also spread by touching the same objects, materials or surfaces as someone with monkeypox.
The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is closely monitoring monkeypox transmission in Colorado and nationally.
A response team is available from the CU Anschutz Occupational Health Division to answer questions about monkeypox. These medical and public health professionals are here to provide information and guidance, and can facilitate access to post-exposure vaccination and treatment.
If you think you could have been exposed to monkeypox, are experiencing symptoms, and/or have tested positive for monkeypox, please call the CU Anschutz team at 303-724-4663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential, one-on-one guidance.