Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact with body fluid or monkeypox lesions. Less commonly, transmission can occur through respiratory droplets from prolonged face-to-face contact and from contaminated materials such as bedding or clothing.
Symptoms of monkeypox include a headache, muscle aches, fever or flu-like symptoms followed by a rash and lesions. DC Health strongly recommends anyone experiencing monkeypox symptoms to contact their healthcare provider and seek medical attention.
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