WHO declares monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern (July 2022)
What is monkey pox and how is it transmitted?
Transmission of monkeypox virus occurs when a person comes into contact with the virus from an animal, human, or materials contaminated with the virus. The virus enters the body through broken skin (even if not visible), the respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth).
What happens if you get monkeypox?
Monkeypox symptoms and signs include headache, skin rash, fever, body aches, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. It produces symptoms similar to smallpox, but milder. The time from infection to the onset of symptoms, which is referred to as the incubation period, can range from five to 21 days.