Monkeypox (mpox)

This page provides the latest updates on mpox. This page will be updated regularly as the situation and guidance evolves.

Last updated: 25 May 2023

Clinicians who are presented with a suspected case of mpox should contact their local public health unit immediately.

Patients with any concerns should contact Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
Latest Announcements:

While in May 2023 the World Health Organization declared that the mpox outbreak is no longer a global health emergency, it is noted that sporadic cases are still being detected overseas and in Australia. Clinicians are urged to remain alert for symptoms. Mpox symptoms can include painful ulcers on the genitals and in/around the mouth and/or anus. If a person with epidemiological risk presents with symptoms of mpox, then immediately contact your local public health unit for advice. 

Mpox Clinical Decision-Making Tool
View or download the tool here.

Mpox guideline added to the Australian STI Management Guidelines
View the guideline here.

See the our mpox Toolkit for more useful resources.