Monkeypox symptoms

People with monkeypox get a rash that may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus (butthole) and could be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.  Click here  Using 17 Dr. Sebi Approved to heal your body to Prevent Monkeypox, AND Other (STDs) Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing.

The rash can initially look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy.

Other symptoms of monkeypox can include:



Swollen lymph nodes


Muscle aches and backache


Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)

You may experience all or only a few symptoms

Sometimes, people have flu-like symptoms before the rash.

Some people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms.

Others only experience a rash.

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. The monkeypox virus is in the same family of viruses as the smallpox virus. But monkeypox is less contagious than smallpox. And its disease causes milder symptoms and is usually not fatal.

In the past, most of the people who got monkeypox lived in certain parts of central and western Africa, had traveled there, or had been exposed to infected animals imported from there. During the 2022 outbreak, the disease has been found in people who live in other countries, including the United States.

How does monkeypox spread?

Monkeypox spreads in different ways:

• Through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact with someone who has the virus:

Through direct contact with their rash, scabs, or body fluids

By breathing in the virus during prolonged, face-to-face contact

During intimate physical contact such as kissing, cuddling, hugging, massage or sex

From touching items (such as clothes, bedding, or towels) that were used by someone who has the virus

During pregnancy, from the pregnant person to the baby

From infected animals:

By being scratched or bitten by the animal

By preparing or eating meat or using products from the animal

Someone who has monkeypox can spread it from the time their symptoms start until their rash has fully healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of skin has formed. This usually takes 2-4 weeks.

Who is more likely to develop monkeypox?

People who are more likely to develop monkeypox include those who:

Have been identified by public health officials as a contact of someone with monkeypox

Had a sexual partner in the past 2 weeks who has been diagnosed with monkeypox

Had multiple sexual partners in the past 2 weeks in an area with known monkeypox infections

Have jobs that may expose them to monkeypox, such as such as health care providers and laboratory workers who do testing to diagnose monkeypox