Learn more about mpox and what CU Boulder is doing to protect our community.

NOTE: On Nov. 28, 2022, The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the name “mpox” to replace what was previously referred to as “monkeypox.” This site has been updated to reflect this change, while some material created prior to the change may still reflect the old name.

This change reflects the WHO’s best practices, which state that new disease names should be given with the aim to minimize unnecessary negative impact of names on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare, and avoid causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups.