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Know the Symptoms

  • People with mpox get a rash that may be located on or near the genitals
  • 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 mpox 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.

How it spreads
Close or intimate contact


» Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like mpox.
» Avoid contact with objects and materials that a person with mpox has used.
» Wash your hands often.

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