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What are the symptoms of monkeypox virus infection?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
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In brief: Similar to Smallpox

Caused by an orthopoxvirus, monkey pox ia a rare disease mostly in central and west africa.
Transmitted by the bite of an infected animal or by person-to-person spread, it is less contagious than small pox. The symptoms are fever, headache, backache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. A rash follows one to three days later.

In brief: Similar to Smallpox

Caused by an orthopoxvirus, monkey pox ia a rare disease mostly in central and west africa.
Transmitted by the bite of an infected animal or by person-to-person spread, it is less contagious than small pox. The symptoms are fever, headache, backache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. A rash follows one to three days later.
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