The University of Maine System is closely monitoring the current health situation regarding Monkeypox (MPX). According to the U.S. CDC, MPX is a virus that can include flu-like symptoms (fever, muscle aches, etc.) and a blister-like rash on the face, inside of the mouth, and other parts of the body. MPX can spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has fully healed and a fresh layer of skin has formed. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.
MPX can be acquired by all people, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
For more information, visit the CDC MPX webspace.
If you have a new or unexplained rash or other symptoms, please contact UMPI Health Services at 207-768-9586.