Monkeypox Information

FGCU Monkeypox Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is tracking a national outbreak of monkeypox. While the risk of contracting monkeypox is generally low, cases are on the rise in the United States and across Florida. The purpose of this website is to provide up-to-date information about the illness as well as CDC and Florida Department of Health guidance on preventing and limiting the spread of monkeypox on campus.

What is monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a viral infection transmitted during prolonged, face-to-face contact or during intimate physical contact, such as kissing, cuddling or sex.

What are the symptoms?

· High fever
· Intense headache
· Swollen lymph nodes
· Muscle aches
· Chills
· Rash

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek a medical appointment the same day. This may indicate a viral infection that requires treatment, even if it is not monkeypox.


Important Information

Read carefully to protect yourself and those around you.


  • How is monkeypox spread?

  • What should a person do if they start to experience symptoms of monkeypox?

  • What to do if you are diagnosed with monkeypox

  • Isolation for monkeypox

  • What if I am exposed to monkeypox?

  • How should I clean household areas if there is a concern of monkeypox?

  • What if my roommate is diagnosed with monkeypox?


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