Management of Patients With Suspected Mpox

Local Infection Prevention & Control Should Be Immediately Contacted for ANY Suspected Cases of Mpox

Mpox Resources

Northern Light Health's Mpox Treatment (TPOXX) Clinician Checklist

  • This tool can be used to help ensure completion of appropriate steps to acquire TPOXX and additional STI testing

Mpox Orthopoxvirus Ordering (Testing)

  • Step-by-step guide to ordering Mpox orthopoxvirus specimen testing

Where to Fill A TPOXX Prescription:

  • Northern Light Pharmacy Fore River
  • Northern Light Pharmacy State Street

Additional sites can be found on the Maine CDC website by clicking here

Co-infection rates with HIV and STIs are high. Consider additional clinical testing outlined below as appropriate.

  • Determine patient’s HIV status:
    • If HIV status is unknown, patient should be tested for HIV
    • Send for HIV 1/2 Combination Antibody/Antigen Test Reflexive Panel
    • Consider HIV RNA testing if recent exposure
  • Patient should be tested for other STIs including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis B & C
  • Consider clinical diagnosis of other ulcerative anogenital lesions (HSV, chancroid, LGV)*

JYNNEOS Vaccination

Patients Who Should be Offered Vaccination:

  • Patients who have multiple sexual partners, anonymous sexual partners, or sexual partners whose health history is unknown
  • Patients who have been exposed to someone with Mpox in the past 14 days and has been notified of the exposure by a public health agency or person with Mpox

*Exposure is generally classified as prolonged, close, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has Mpox or with contaminated materials (e.g. clothing, bed sheets)

Where to Access Vaccination:

  • Northern Light Pharmacy - Westgate
    • 917 Union St., Suite 7, Bangor, ME 04401
    • 207-973-6788
    • Appointments available Mondays

Additional sites can be found on the Maine CDC website by clicking here