Report Confirmed or Suspect Cases Immediately to the Local Health Department

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with monkeypox that can affect anyone. The virus can cause flu-like symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that often begins on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. Monkeypox does not spread easily to people without close contact. At this time, cases of monkeypox are relatively rare in the United States. People who think they may have been exposed to monkeypox or who have symptoms of monkeypox should consult with a healthcare provider.

NJDOH is working in conjunction with CDC and local health departments, to quickly identify monkeypox cases and close contacts, provide treatment and vaccine, and further prevent the spread of disease. CDC is working with state and local health officials to monitor probable and confirmed cases within the country. 

Monkeypox in New Jersey

Number of Probable and Confirmed Cases*


Data as of July 1, 2022. Data will be updated Monday–Friday. 

*NJ case counts may vary from CDC case counts based on different reporting timeframes.


Education Materials


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Information for Healthcare Providers and Local Health Departments
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Laboratory Testing Information
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Vaccine Information

Vaccine is currently being administered only to people known to have had close contact with someone infected with monkeypox. If you think you have been exposed, discuss this with your health care provider and local health department right away. Vaccine access will likely be expanded in the future. Check with your local health department or visit this page for updates on vaccination. 

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Last Reviewed: 7/1/2022