Main Symptoms of Monkeypox

Monkeypox might start with flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache, tiredness, chills, swollen lymph nodes, cough, sore throat, muscle pain and congested nose. A few days after these symptoms, you may develop a rash. For some people, the flu-like symptoms come after the rash. Others don’t experience flu-like symptoms at all, making the rash provide all the intel about the infection.

How Someone Can Reduce Their Risk of It

To protect yourself from monkeypox, avoid physical touch with an infected person, steer clear of objects or materials used by an infected person, keep your hands clean most of the time and go for a monkeypox vaccine.

Dangers of New Variants

For some people, the new variants are a recipe for serious medical conditions and even death.

Anastasia Filipenko

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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