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Monkeypox

Treatment and Prevention

There are no treatments specifically for monkeypox (hMPXV). But, since monkeypox (hMPXV) and smallpox are from the same virus family, certain drugs and vaccines created for smallpox may be used to treat and prevent monkeypox (hMPXV) infections. An antiviral drug called tecovirimat (TPOXX), may be recommended for people who are more likely to get severely sick, like people with weak immune systems.

NJDOH receives TPOXX from the federal government and provides it at no cost to healthcare providers for their patients. There may be other costs, however, associated with medical care. Patients should ask their healthcare provider about healthcare costs they will be responsible for and/or may also seek low-cost medical care at one of several Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHC) located around the state.

Prevention


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