Monkeypox Awareness

September 26, 2022

Learn about the symptoms, testing, and treatment for Monkeypox, and get tips on how to stay safe and prevent the spread of the disease.

Monkeypox symptoms

People with monkeypox get a rash that can initially look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy. The rash may be located on or near the genitals or anus and could be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. The rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing.

Additional symptoms of monkeypox could include: fever, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, achiness, headaches, sore throat, coughing, or congestion. 

After exposure to the virus, Monkeypox symptoms usually occur within 3 weeks. Monkeypox typically lasts 2-4 weeks, and can be spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has completely healed.

Click here to learn more about Monkeypox (what to do if you have Monkeypox, treatment, vaccination, etc.) on the CDC’s website.


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