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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Park County Public Health Update on Monkeypox

Monkeypox Resources

Park County, CO – Park County Public Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are closely monitoring the monkeypox outbreak. Please visit our new webpage dedicated to supporting residents with understanding the risks, prevention and treatment for this rare and treatable disease.

Monkeypox may begin with flu-like symptoms that can include fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. Typically, a rash or skin bumps develop within one to three days after the onset of fever, often beginning on the face, then spreading to other parts of the body. Monkeypox can look like syphilis, herpes, blisters, or even acne. In recent cases, additional symptoms have not always occurred before the rash or bumps if they have occurred at all. Coloradans should contact a health care provider and avoid physical contact with others if they think they have been exposed to monkeypox or are experiencing symptoms.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment published a monkeypox data dashboard to provide Coloradans with the latest information about monkeypox in Colorado. CDPHE created this dashboard with extensive input from stakeholders, including trusted community leaders, LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations, and local public health agencies, to ensure data transparency while protecting patient privacy.

For more information, visit Park County Public Health, CDPHE Monkeypox Resources and CDC Monkeypox Information Hub.

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