Mpox is a rare disease caused by infection with the Mpox virus. Mpox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Mpox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and Mpox is rarely fatal. Mpox is not related to chickenpox.
To help update the community during a current outbreak in the United States, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has created a page with general information about Mpox, including updates on vaccine clinics. It can be found here: Mpox General Information.