Who should get tested for mpox?

If you think you may have been exposed to a person with mpox or if you are experiencing a new, unexplained skin rash, with or without a flu-like illness, contact a healthcare provider immediately to be tested.

Testing is available at some local healthcare providers and urgent cares (call in advance to ask if testing is available). In addition, New Hanover County Public Health has tests available and to schedule an appointment, call 910-367-2484.

Testing is completed by obtaining a swab of the rash that is sent to the state or other contracted lab for processing.

If you think you may have mpox, isolate at home and if you have an active rash or other symptoms, stay in a separate room or area away from people or pets you live with, when possible.

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1. What is mpox and how does it spread?
2. What are the symptoms of mpox?
3. Who is eligible and where can I get vaccinated?
4. Who should get tested for mpox?
5. How can I protect myself from mpox?