//Monkeypox, US public health emergency

Monkeypox, US public health emergency

Monkeypox, declared a public health emergency as the U.S.

US, CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/response/2022/us-map.html

Confirmed cases, 7,510

Monkeypox symptoms

Rash that may be located on or near the genitals or anus

could be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.

Rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing

Rash can initially look like pimples or blisters, may be painful or itchy.

Other symptoms can include

Fever

Chills

Swollen lymph nodes

Exhaustion

Muscle aches and backache

Headache

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.