Learn about the signs and symptoms of mpox (formerly known as "monkeypox"), and find out how to protect yourself and others.
Mpox is a virus that presents most notably with sores and small open wounds, and is spread through close physical contact.
Mpox can spread through close or intimate contact, including direct contact with sores, bumps or lesions of someone who has mpox, or through sex, kissing or other forms of close physical contact. Mpox can also spread by touching the same objects, materials or surfaces as someone with mpox.
The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is closely monitoring mpox transmission in Colorado and nationally.
A response team is available from the CU Anschutz Occupational Health Division to answer questions about mpox. 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 mpox, are experiencing symptoms, and/or have tested positive for mpox, please call the CU Anschutz team at 303-724-4663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential, one-on-one guidance.