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What is monkeypox?

Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. Symptoms include a rash (can initially look like pimples or blisters), fever, exhaustion, swollen lymph nodes, headache, and other symptoms. The monkeypox virus is primarily spread through direct, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox. For the latest information on monkeypox, please see the CDC’s monkeypox FAQ.

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