What are the symptoms of monkeypox?

Symptoms will often include rashes that can look like pimples or blisters. These can appear on the face, inside the mouth, and in other parts of the body such as hands, feet, chest genitals, or anus. Rashes will go through different stages before healing completely, a process that can remain for several weeks. Some individuals who have monkeypox will only experience rashes, however, other symptoms that are common with monkeypox include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion

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1. What is monkeypox?
2. How does monkeypox spread?
3. What are the symptoms of monkeypox?
4. How long does it take for someone infected with monkeypox to show symptoms?
5. How dangerous is it?
6. Is a vaccine available yet?