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MPV, otherwise known as Monkeypox and commonly referred to as MPX, is a virus that can cause rash or unusual sores that look like pimples or blisters on the face, body, and genitals, fever, chills, head or muscle aches, or swelling of lymph nodes.
The most common symptoms of Monkeypox are:
Some known ways to prevent infection include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor immediately.
For more information, please visit www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/monkeypox/home.html. If you are diagnosed with the MPV virus and have confirmation, please contact our Community Health Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. DePaul will seek guidance from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding contact tracing and other recommendations. If you live on-campus, please review the steps listed here. If a DePaul housing resident tests positive for monkeypox, they must inform DePaul Community Health at email@example.com on short-term housing.
As always, you are encouraged to take care of yourself, take care of each other, and take care DePaul.