If you are looking for assistance scheduling a mpox vaccine appointment, please call Need2Know at (847) 377-8450.

Mpox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with mpox virus. Mpox virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae. Mpox was first discovered in 1958. The first human case of mpox was recorded in 1970.

U.S. Mpox Outbreak 2022

CDC is tracking multiple cases of mpox that have been reported in several countries that don’t normally report mpox, including the United States.

For updates, visit the CDC's U.S. Mpox Outbreak Situation Summary.

Lake County Updates

Information for Healthcare Providers

If you suspect a case of mpox, contact the Lake County Health Department's Communicable Disease program at (847) 377-8130, then select option 1. 

Helpful Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Lake County Health Department