If you suspect a patient has mpox
Clinicians are asked to be on the lookout for signs and symptoms consistent with mpox, particularly in returned travellers, and people who have had contact with a known case of mpox. A large proportion of cases detected overseas are among men who have sex with men, however cases are not limited to this group. Anyone who has prolonged close contact with someone who has mpox while they are infectious is at risk.
Mpox is a notifiable condition in the ACT. If mpox is suspected, clinicians should immediately contact ACT Health Communicable Disease Control on (02) 5124 9213 to discuss initial public health management.
For more information, including precautions that clinicians should take when seeing patients who may have mpox, see the CHO alert to clinicians for mpox.
Eligible people can book their vaccine at the ACT mpox vaccination clinics. ACT General Practitioners and community service providers no longer need to refer eligible people for a vaccination.