Monkeypox in Wisconsin

Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious disease that is caused by the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is from the same family of viruses as the smallpox virus. Monkeypox virus is usually found in Central and West Africa and normally does not spread in the United States. However, occasional outbreaks of monkeypox can occur in the United States.

Wisconsin has confirmed cases of orthopoxvirus, presumed to be monkeypox, in Wisconsin residents. View current case counts.


Find general information and resources on monkeypox.

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Learn more about monkeypox vaccination.

See a collection of fact sheets and social media graphics on monkeypox.

Questions about monkeypox? Contact us! Phone: 608-267-9003 | Fax: 608-261-497

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Last Revised: July 29, 2022