MPX Update

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 is spread through:
  • direct contact with an infectious rash, scabs, or body fluids
  • respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact, or during intimate physical contact, such as kissing, cuddling, or sex
  • touching objects, fabrics (such as clothing or linens) that previously touched the rash or body fluids of someone with monkeypox
  • being scratched or bitten by an infected animal
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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.

Despite efforts to minimize risks, the University cannot categorically guarantee that any person entering University campuses or facilities will not contract COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and any such person must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves.
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Campus Emergency Contact Numbers

If you need to reach someone on campus, please call the following numbers:

207-768-9532 Weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

207-768-9600 Holidays, weekends, and weekday evenings between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.