Monkeypox infections in humans are rare since the virus is not highly contagious.
However, recent reports of monkeypox cases in the US, Australia, and Europe have prompted health experts to issue a warning that more cases might be on the way.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the initial symptoms of monkeypox usually mimic the flu.
Fever, tiredness, headaches, and bodily pains are some of the early signs of monkeypox. In reaction to the infection, lymph nodes in the armpit and neck may enlarge.
Similar to smallpox, which was eliminated in 1980, the illness. Monkeypox often results in less severe sickness, but as the virus progresses, infected persons may remain infectious for two to three weeks.
The rash first appears on the face and body, moving down the arms and legs as it does so.
Patients with monkeypox get a rash on their face and chest shortly after the initial stage of fever and exhaustion.
According to infectious disease specialist and American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene president Daniel Bausch, the rash first appears as red patches that later fill with fluid and pus.
The rash can spread to any part of the body within 24 hours, although the CDC notes that it often only affects the face, arms, and legs.