If you recently returned from overseas, in particular if you've being having casual sex while overseas or attended sex-on-premises venues, it's important that you monitor for symptoms. The MPOX rash can appear at multiple sites across the body, so check around your mouth, genitals and anus for any new spots or lesions.
People who have recently returned from overseas and developed symptoms, particularly an unusual rash or swollen lymph nodes, should seek medical advice immediately.
You should stay at home and remain isolated until given further advice by your treating doctor. If you are presenting to a clinic or emergency department, call to let them know you are coming, wear a mask, inform the reception staff on arrival, and wait to be isolated until you can be seen by a clinician.
MPOX can be transmitted to pets. If you are isolating and experiencing symptoms, it is recommended that you isolate away from any pets.
MPOX can also be transmitted via clothing and other materials, so it is recommended that you wash all clothing items, towels and sex toys that you took overseas.