What are the treatments for mpox?

There are no treatments specifically for mpox virus infections. However, because of genetic similarities in the viruses, antiviral drugs and vaccines used to protect against smallpox may be used to prevent and treat mpox infections. TPOXX is an antiviral drug that may be recommended for people who are more likely to get severely ill. JYNNEOSTM  is a vaccine, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of mpox. Most people with mpox recover fully within 2 to 4 weeks without the need for medical treatment.  If you have symptoms of monkeypox, you should talk to your healthcare provider

Information about monkeypox treatment from the CDC

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1. What is mpox (monkeypox)?
2. Is mpox deadly?
3. Who is at risk for mpox?
4. What are the symptoms of mpox?
5. How is mpox spread?
6. Should I get vaccinated?
7. Where can I get vaccinated?
8. What are the treatments for mpox?
9. What if I have an adverse reaction to the vaccine?
10. Where can I get tested?