In the News All About Monkeypox – Part II

Written by Lisa Jillanza

(Continued from Part I…)

What are the signs and symptoms of Monkeypox? 

After exposure, it could be days or weeks before you develop symptoms. They include fever, chills, headache, muscle ache, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes. After a few days, a rash often develops. The rash starts as flat, red bumps, which can be painful. Those bumps turn into blisters, which fill with pus. Eventually, the blisters crust over and fall off — the whole process can last two to four weeks. 

Is Monkeypox treatable/curable? 

According to the CDC, “Monkeypox is usually a self-limited disease with symptoms lasting from two to four weeks. Most people with monkeypox get better on their own without treatment. Following diagnosis, your healthcare provider will monitor your condition and try to relieve your symptoms, prevent dehydration and give you antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections if they develop.”

How do you prevent Monkeypox virus?

The best way to help prevent spread the monkeypox virus is to: