On July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Monkeypox (MPV) a global public health emergency, the highest level of alert. The CDC is tracking multiple cases of MPV that have been reported in several countries that don’t normally report MPV, including the United States.
As of Aug. 2, there have been 26 cases of MPV reported in Ohio. For an up-to-date map and case count, visit the CDC situational summary page.
About Monkeypox (MPV) Virus
Monkeypox (MPV) is a rare disease caused by infection with monkeypox virus. MPV spreads between people primarily through direct contact with infectious sores, scabs, or body fluids. It also can be spread by respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact.