Mpox (monkeypox) Virus Alert
Mpox is a rare disease that can make you sick, including a rash, which may look like pimples or blisters, often with an earlier flu-like illness. Mpox can spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact. Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has Mpox is at risk, but early data suggest that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men make up a high number of cases.
Important information for patients
Codman offers limited testing for Mpox through our Urgent Care Clinic according to clinical and public health recommendations.
Visit the CDC page about Mpox for complete information about symptoms.
Mpox is not as contagious as COVID-19. Where one person with COVID-19 could infect up to 15 people, one person with Mpox typically only transmits it to one other person.
Mpox usually causes a mild illness and is not usually deadly. However, children and people who have other health problems are at risk for more severe cases.
Visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for more information about Mpox.
Quincey Roberts, Executive Director of the City of Boston LGBTQ+ Advancement Office, received his Mpox vaccine at Codman Square Health Center on August 13, 2022.