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Monkeypox

 
What you need to know about monkeypox
An outbreak of monkeypox is spreading across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States.

Below is information from the CDC, state health departments and Deaconess infectious disease experts. 
 
What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus.  This virus is in the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. However, while monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, they are milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox. 
Monkeypox symptoms, how long they last
How monkeypox spreads
Who is at risk for monkeypox?
What if I think I have monkeypox? Where can I get evaluated?
Are vaccines available?
How is monkeypox treated?

 
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