Monkeypox: What are early symptoms to look for?

Monkeypox has landed in the United States as Europe deals with an outbreak, and many want to know what to look for.

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As COVID-19 is still very much relevant, people are turning their attention to Monkeypox.

One case has been identified in the U.S. so far.

The CDC has stated that contact tracing is being carried out.


In a statement they added that there is no risk to the public and the individual is hospitalized and doing well.

While one person has it in the U.S., it’s been spotted throughout Europe.

Symptoms of Monkeypox include

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion

What is Monkeypox and should I be worried about it?

Once you reach day 3 of the illness, a fever and rash which normally starts on the face will appear.

Stages of the rash include flat lesions that are less than 1 cm, following by raised lesions.

They will then turn into small blisters, which then fill with pus before turning into a scab.


How do you catch the illness?

The disease can be caught from contact with another person.

It was thought to be harder to catch that way than from an animal that was infected.

Contact through biting or bodily fluids can spread the disease.

The contracting of the disease in Europe has been through sexual contact.