Sept. 15, 2022
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox is in the same family of viruses as smallpox and symptoms are similar, but milder. Monkeypox is rarely fatal. The first human case of the virus was recorded in 1970.
You may have heard about the virus on the news and are wondering what your health insurance plan covers. See the frequently asked questions below for information on testing and vaccine coverage.