What to look for?
- Swollen lymph nodes
- A distinctive rash
Is there MPXV (Monkeypox) in Queensland?
Yes. Cases of MPX have been identified in multiple countries, including Australia.
There has been one recent case of local transmission in Queensland with the potential for further local transmission in Brisbane.
How is MPXV transmitted?
MPX is spread by touching an infected person or their clothes, linen or towels.
What can I do?
We are urging people in living with HIV, returning from overseas, and LGBTIQ+ individuals who are sexually active to be on the look out for the signs of MPXV.
Vaccine supply in Queensland is limited, but more is on the way. Contact your local sexual health service to join the waiting list for the MPXV vaccine. You can learn more about it here.
Seek medical help urgently if you think you’ve been exposed or have symptoms.
Avoid contact with others until you have been able to seek further medical advice.
Your local GP may be able to provide help, but if possible contact your closest sexual health service.