From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:
- Public health officials continue to monitor the outbreak as more cases are expected in the U.S.
- Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close, personal,skin-to-skin contact, including sex.
- Symptoms of monkeypox can include fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, and a rash developing in stages that may appear pimple-like, scabbed, or blistered. The rash might be itchy or painful and can occur near the genitals or other places like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.
- There are some ways to prevent monkeypox infection, including vaccination and social distancing.
If You Have a New or Unexplained Rash or Other Symptoms…
- Avoid close contact, including sex or being intimate with anyone, until a healthcare provider has checked you out.
- If you don’t have a provider or health insurance, visit a public health clinic near you.
- When you see a healthcare provider, wear a mask, and remind them that this virus is circulating in the area.
In Your Community:
As states across the U.S. respond to this outbreak, local health departments continue to provide information to their communities regarding case numbers and vaccine availability.