New Monkeypox Symptoms: Here's What to Look For

New Monkeypox Symptoms: Here's What to Look For

Monkeypox has been endemic in western and central Africa for years but its spread to dozens of countries where it's not usually reported has led the World Health Organization to declare it a global health emergency. As of Aug. 6, there were more than 27,800 confirmed cases in countries that have not historically reported monkeypox, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including more than 7,500 in the US alone. Health officials are particularly concerned because the current outbreak is presenting somewhat different symptoms, including painful rashes, blisters and open sores. And most cases are among men who sleep with men, which has not been the case in Africa. Here are the symptoms to look for, including early signs of monkeypox and how the current outbreak is …
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