Signs and symptoms of monkeypox infection include
- enlargement of lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy),
- muscle aches,
- swollen lymph nodes,
- a general feeling of discomfort,
- exhaustion, and
- a papular skin rash (raised bumps), often first on the face but sometimes initially on other parts of the body.
Cause of monkeypox
Infection with the monkeypox virus causes monkeypox. The viral infection has been described in laboratory monkeys, African tree squirrels, mice, rats, and rabbits, and the monkeypox virus can spread to humans from an infected animal through an animal bite or direct contact with the animal's lesions or bodily fluids. It can also spread from person to person.
Other monkeypox symptoms and signs
- Enlargement of Lymph Nodes (Lymphadenopathy)
- General Feeling of Discomfort
- Muscle Aches
- Papular Skin Rash (Raised Bumps), Often First on the Face but Sometimes Initially on Other Parts of the Body
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
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