General Information About Monkeypox

For more information about monkeypox, how it is spread, and common symptoms, visit the links below: 

Monkeypox in North Carolina

Please click this link to the State's DHHS Monkeypox website to find information about Monkeypox in North Carolina including case numbers, vaccine availability, and treatment.

Monkeypox in Gaston County

As of Thursday, September 15th, Gaston County has 10 reported cases of Monkeypox. 

Gaston County has received the vaccine used to prevent Monkeypox and is vaccinating individuals who meet eligibility criteria.  Vaccine eligibility information can be found on the NC Monkeypox website

Please call our Communicable Disease Info Line at (704) 862-5303 and leave a message if you meet the state's vaccine eligibility criteria and would like to be vaccinated. You can also call this number if you have general questions or concerns about Monkeypox.

Monkeypox Information Flyer

What to do if you have symptoms

See your healthcare provider. If you do not have a provider or health insurance, call the Health Department at (704) 853-5000.

When you see a healthcare provider for possible monkeypox, remind them that this virus may be circulating in the community

Avoid close physical contact with anyone until you have talked to a healthcare provider about symptoms.

If you or your partner test positive for Monkeypox…

Follow the treatment and prevention recommendations of your healthcare provider.

Avoid close physical contact with anyone until all your sores have healed and you have a fresh layer of skin formed.